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Worth the Time to watch
Its Mike Rowe speaking to commerce about the widening gap of our skilled labor force. We have all said it no matter what trade we represent.
Slow motion train wreck...
Gordy, Great link.
I and many other authors have been stating this for a LONG time. There is a 5:1 ratio of people in the trades retiring versus those coming in to the trades.
Baby boomers are retiring. And it is THEY that will not be well served by the trades.
I have sen the future, and it is bleak and scary looking....
Thanks for the link.
MEIt's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.0
Is a stand up guy. Do not know how much impact his initiative made, but at least he took one. I like his story. Even he admits that he lost touch with how much the trades mean to society.
It sickens me how much a college education costs. So many of the professions that require a degree end up paying 1/2 of what a trades person makes. Not that I have anything against getting a degree, but some of these kids end up working in a big box store. That's a real morale booster after paying tens of thousands of dollars for an education that is suppose to better their chances to get a job in the field they study., or so they were lead to believe.
Labor in America today
This hits the problems with Americans on the head. Thanks.
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