I ran across an interesting post on the BBC about how the Middle East is offering vocational education programs due to a lack of people to fill these types of positions. As they grow, they are having to import workers for these positions and want home grown experts.
A friend of mine took a job with with Al Jazerra for the same reason, lack of qualified people in the country. Too many of the children do not want to do the labor intensive jobs and it is causing problems in the countries. Sound familiar? Lots of college graduates, few jobs, no one wants to turn the wrench because it is below them. Not everyone can be white collar, how many blue collar workers do you know that own Mercedes! Most earn at least as much as a college graduate doing jobs no one else wants to. Think about it.