Washington Post, January 23, 2010 on page A3:
President Obama gave a speech at Lorain County Community College apropos of training and retraining for folks to obtain marketable skills to find jobs in a changing economy. The examples are clean energy when he visited a specialized machine shop to train folks to maintain wind turbines, which provide a tiny but fast-growing part of the region's energy. He called on Congress to complete work on a jobs bill that would extend tax breaks and put new money into infrastructure, home weatherization and renewable energy. A photo was published with a wind-turbine lab at such community college.
"The Future of Community Colleges" published by the Congressional Record,July 18, 1974 with my vision in the 20th century to be applicable in the 21st century. Moreover,"Keys for Economic Understanding" was published to emphasize training and retraining the grassroots for economic development in USA.
In China,vocational education for para-professionals are stressed as well.
Here is the common ground of two nations on both sides of the Pacific to find mutual interest especially in apprenticeship that I would hope the leaders would take action in the 21st century.
Francis Shieh has been comparing the dire needs of economic societies regardless of the economic systems. Populist movement is for folks in USA and the leaders in the People's Republic of China would also consider education and training as sources of economic growth in the name of the human capital.
A poem by Emily Dickinson: " Love is anterior to life, Posterior to the departure,Initial of creation, and The Exponent of breath."
Published by the Washington Post, January 21, 2010 on page A20. Such poetry is designed to feed the soul. My Chinese name is Shihao,meaning hero of poetry but I am not a poet at all. I am a lifelong learner to study American English and refresh the Chinese language with focus on grand economic philosophy.
Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 10.32 a.m.