[QUOTE=Mean Bro Green;2650928]bull, skilled tradesmen in this country are dwindling because the upcoming generation finds no attraction to working with their hands the old fashioned way, they want fast money and fast cars, this is what the media outlets in the country portray and therefore numbers of people interested in learning skilled trades is dwindling.....not due to illegal immigration
these trades still pay extremely well[/QUOTE]
Really, lets talk about the here and now. Skilled Tradesmen and Mastercraftsmen are being undercut by knockoff crap from China and cheep labor from Mexico. Years ago you had people on job sites that you showed them blueprints and they knew what to do and did it well. Now you have maybe one or two skilled Craftsmen or Mastercraftsmen babysitting cheep labor who basically don't know if they are coming or going. Sorry but that is a fact.
Why would future generations of potential Craftsmen be enticed to become just that, with what is now becoming a dieing trade.
Oh ya before I forget, throw into the mix that the majority of these people are here illegally.
Last edited by chicadeel; 07-28-2008 at 11:31 AM.
Reason: Didn't want to forget