I would add vocational training to the education list and try to create a centralized job placement system. People want to work, and need to work. We should do whatever we can get them the training they need, and then get them into a job. The system we have now with finding ads and help wanted lists, resumes, and interviews... It's an awful system. We need something much more comprehensive, and much more centralized. We need to get people to the jobs.
Paid for by the government, no less. Right?
If a person doesn't have the nads to get out, learn a trade and find a job on their own, no amount of government spending is going to do it for them.