Auto companies, I as a taxpayer think you guys have been playing us for
suckers for a whole lot of years. We've been operating your automotive
trade schools for your benefit. This is going to stop.
For the same reason as high schools do not teach Maytag washing machine
repair, they must not teach car repairs. If Maytag needs a mechanic, they
do what's right and hire a kid and teach him how to fix washers and dryers.
If Ford needs a mechanic, they ought to own up and hire somebody and train
him to fix Ford's jalopies.
Furthermore, even after the taxpayers spend themselves stupid on a voc. ed.
auto shop course, the graduates are not fit to go immediately into the
world of work. In other words, taxpayers spend a million dollars on a
shop, hire a couple of highly paid ex-mechanics who teach what cars were
like about 20 years ago, then the poor kid goes to a Ford dealer and
answers a help-wanted ad only to find they want about 8 years work
experience on Ford Fordomatics, preferably all within the last two
calendar years. We're lucky more kids don't hang themselves!
No, the free ride is over, Ford, GM, and Chrysler Motors. You want
mechanics, YOU foot the bill because we're through.
P.S. Parents, don't spend your life savings sending your kids to college.
Outsourcing, factory closings, government cutbacks, and the general economy
means your college graduate kids will be living in your home until they're
40 or you die first.