At a dinner with President Obama in February, Steve Jobs said Apple could manufacture in the U.S. if community colleges, tech and trade schools trained “factory engineers,” writes Walter Isaacson in his biography of the high-tech leader.
It's admirable when college graduates are determined to work in their dream job, no matter if it pays six figures or diddly squat. Unfortunately, it's also rare.
Before the inevitable realization that money doesn't always equal happiness, students enter their college years in a green haze. In other words, they want a job where they can earn lots of green -- which means majoring in something to take them there.
The good news is that the average starting salary for some professions is rising.
Atlanta has won a $1.65 million federal grant to train the chronically unemployed and veterans to become health information technology workers.
The program is intended to spur job growth and public-private partnerships across the country.
Atlanta was one of 20 regions to win the funding, which averaged $1.8 million per project. There were 125 applicants.
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