You are absolutely correct. For the last 9-1/2 years, I have driven to and from work along the same route. There is a steel fabricting plant on the way that has had the same sign out front for that entire time “Now Hiring - Welders.” We don’t need more art history majors, English majors, etc. We need plumbers, carpenters, mechanics, welders, etc.
Probably the single best speech I’ve seen on what America really needs came from Mike Rowe of “Dirty Jobs”. We don’t need butts at desks, we need diggers, drillers, drivers, and builders.