A Missouri government program teaches the unemployed valuable skills:
For Miklos, technology is a bit of a mystery.
“Cell phones are a new thing,” he said, “and I’ve just recently found out how to send pictures on my cell phone.”
He knows he’s at a disadvantage in today’s workplace.
“The young kids today, they get taught that in school. They’re a whiz at it. You see them with both hands and all ten fingers [texting].”
Thanks to the Work Ready Missouri program and the Taney County auditor, he is getting up to speed. The program teaches new skills for new careers.
Is that seriously going to land him a new job?
No, but it’s what the community organizers and liberal arts majors that the program employs know how to teach, so that’s what the program participant learns.
And when the program fails, you want to know why it will fail? Because they didn’t have enough money.