1) The hiring structure:
How about starting with their own businesses? Use SAT and ACT scores and internships to find motivated and capable employees.
2)The education pipeline:
Abolish the “pipeline”! Let's work to demolish the entire idea of the Prussian-model, brick and mortar, and factory-model school.
It can be done (I’m a private school teacher and run my own tutoring business).
But, my peers are all substantially ahead of me in both pay and hours.
Some are willing to make these sacrifices, others are not. If we want young people, especially young men who we would need for such a scheme, we have to offer them something they aren’t getting elsewhere. Either steady work or pay. Until then we aren’t going to see it happen.