The challenge that faces the building industry is succession; who are the young people who’ll become the builders, joiners, electricians, plumbers, brickies, stonemasons and roofers of the future?
The guys over at Tool Box Buzz have pondered this on their blog in a great article entitled "Engaging Young Minds in the Trades".
Todd states the following:
I am suggesting that we stop creating a stigma around certain careers that are centered on a technical education like construction and manufacturing jobs. We need to promote those careers so that they are also seen as respectable careers.
We’d love to know your thoughts about this dilemma in the UK building trade. How are you inspiring young people to take up the trades?
We’d also love to hear from you if you’re a young person who’s working your way through a trade apprenticeship, what inspired you to take this route?
Share with us in the comments below!
Photo from the Tool Box Buzz blog.