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originally posted by: grey580
a reply to: strongfp
When I say education. I don't necessarily mean higher education. Right now the average age of electricians is in the upper 50's. A young person can become an assistant electrician at 18, and in their early 20's be an electrician earning around 60k a year. There's plenty of jobs that are sitting around empty because people don't want to do them. Most of those are trade jobs.
And those social programs need to be setup in a way where people are weaned off of them through skill retraining so they can support themselves.