the action or process of manufacturing or inventing something.
America has a widening skills gap. As a company who has in the past relied on a skilled workforce, I struggled to find the next generation of tradesperson to help with my welding operation.
Right now there are literally thousands of good jobs waiting on skilled labor. Why are these jobs not filled? No one seems to want them. It really doesn't have anything to do with low pay, poor benefits or a lack of available trade schools. It has to do more with misinformation. In 09' 12M Americans were out of work. The Bureau of Labor quietly announced companies were struggling to fill 2.1M skilled positions in 09' it's now grown to 5.6M. According to the government most of these jobs dont require a diploma - they require a skill.
Skilled trades are no longer aspirational. Society is convinced a four year degree in the best path while a whole category of jobs have been regulated to some sort of weird consolation vocational prize.
Shop classes have been vaporized from high schools.
We have 1.3 Trillion in outstanding student loans.
Skilled trade can never be outsourced and the best will have an opportunity to start their own small business.
If we dont do something to reinvigorate the trades and make a case for good trade jobs that exist they will evaporate.
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