Poverty can be greatly reduced with the expansion of opportunity in education

Poverty can be greatly reduced with the expansion of opportunity in education. As the U.S. economy continues to improve, many cities are still facing high levels of youth unemployment, particularly people living in low-income regions. Furthermore, 40 percent of the young people who are most disconnected from the labor market live in the nation’s 25 largest metro areas (“Expanding Opportunities in America’s Urban Areas”). Employers should aim to help these lower-achieving students in high risk areas find job opportunities. The U.S Department of Labor in 2014 announced they would invest $100 million dollars into an Apprenticeship Grant competition; this program became the largest federal investment in the United States regarding apprenticeship. The grant helps many hard working people find career pathways in new high-tech and high demand industries (“Expanding Opportunities in America’s Urban Areas”). Many American apprenticeships are in skill trades, but they can easily be adopted into many industries and occupations. There are many great programs for occupations, such as carpenters, plumbers, and electricians. The concept of a paid training program can be implemented into many occupations. For instance, most doctors participated in an apprenticeship. During their internships, doctors receive on-the-job and classroom-based training along with their salaries (Steinberg). Also, it would be wise to promote capitalist ventures. With over 28 million small businesses in American, these companies lead in job creation. Small businesses gross 64% of all new private sector jobs; this situation in turn helps if the government promotes small business to open in lower income regions. It would encourage people to get a job and help them become more motivated (Parker). Poverty can be greatly reduced with the expansion of opportunity in education.