What better time to help children & teens develop trades than while they still stay home? When they leave home, & get caught up in the grind of adult living full swing, they might not have the money or time or both to learn a trade. We must find out things our young people have a passion for. Not Sports & Entertainment now. I am not driving at that. We must make sure our young people have solid skills. Make sure they can build something. Produce something. Manufacture something. Invent something. Use their hands & minds to the fullest to make a way for themselves & their eventual families.
Jobs are becoming harder & harder to come by. Many factories are closing down or going overseas, where labor is cheaper. The cost of living is going up.
We have to take a more active approach to our future. Our youth is our future. If we fail them, we fail ourselves.
Everyone is not going to college. Might not have the means or time to do so. But there are other ways to learn trades, skills, crafts, etc….A few ways:
Hook up with an older person in the community that has mastered a certain trade, craft, skill.
Try to get them to take the young person under their wings.
Buy books for the young people so they can read up on trades, crafts, skills (How-to books). Something they might be interested in. Something they like or lean toward.
Take the young people to craft & hobby stores or take them to workshops on trades.
We have to take an active approach for the development of our young people. Get them use to reading articles & magazines in various trades and things they might be interested in.
A good plumber, clothing designer, carpenter, mechanic, graphic artist, audio engineer, tile layer, barber, AC & Heating Repair, hairdresser, brick mason, etc…has great value in our communities.