As an experienced technologist in industry who has taught graduate and undergraduate courses, and mentored interns, what I have seen is that people who come out of a "job training" environment are not educated. As a result, they are stuck in the lowest-level jobs and can not advance. They simply do not have the educational background. Given the rampant profit mentality in our "educational pipeline" and the notion that "every child deserves a degree", there are plenty of ways for a person to spend some money, sit in a chair, and end up with a piece of paper stamped "degree" in whatever domain one desires. This is not going to solve the every-increasing technology and manufacturing gap between America and its serious competitors.