Education is fowled up in this country. The Ivy Leagues are supposed to be the gurus, but for the average guy they are overpriced snobs. We need a much stronger State University system that is affordable.
We also need to start building this country up. All of the great civilizations had great public works projects. Those had plenty of entry level positions. Those jobs fund large substructures of other trades, industry and employment. They also produce a monument of infrastructure that can be used for generations.