I have form in this area.
Firstly, just like in the old days, Chairman & CEOs listened to the Accountants who knew the short term cost of everything and the long term value of nothing & started off-shoring manufacture to China, Korea, India, Taiwan etc. No thought for the ethical issues around child labour and work-place injuries and deaths and supporting repressive regimes.
The "savings" achieved then led to a massive reduction in investment in production technology and reduced demand for people to understand and work the machines to make things.
We even sacrificed our strategic steel industry to prop up lower quality steel from elsewhere, so we could become a service economy, full of abused "gig" workers - it used to be the "Lump" and "The Pens" and "Casual Labour" & other euphonisms for slavery.
"No point training people to go and work somewhere else" was the cry - no matter how often I proved it false. So we imported labour from other economies. No consideration for the modern slavery here, nor the negative impact in their home countries. How did we ever justify stealing nurses and Doctors from the population of the Phillipines? No they didn't improve their skills here & go back after 2 or 3 years.
Then we got hung up on celebrity and the myth of the "self-made man" & developed entertainment predicated on being famous for being famous.
So when I was asked to speak to a group of kids towards the end of their 16 to 18 yrs old engineering course (compulsory Gov designated "education" to encourage them to apply for many vacant apprenticeships with Cosworth & other serious players, none shifted their position. CNC or not, engineering is dirty, requires continuous learning and work. No, they wanted to be famous & 3 of the 18 had already been unsuccessful at 4 rounds of X-Factor auditions. They did not have enough grasp of maths to see that 1m applicants produces 1000 auditions, produces 100 acts, produces 1 winner who usually fades into obscurity within 2 years.
When asked what they would do after college, if work was unattractive, "Go on the dole, you only have to sign on once a fortnight & send out a few CVs each week online."
"Then what?" I asked. The two girls said you get a flat if you get pregnant and none of the lads could match that for positivity.
There's loads more similar I could recount and specific instances where I have intervened with individuals and got/gotten good results - so why doesn't the broken system do it?