Did you know that there will be an extreme shortage of tradespeople in the next three to five years? Mike Rowe has quite a few short video clips on YouTube regarding the Shortage of Skilled Tradesmen and Skills Gap you might find interesting.
Recently, Sue Jacobs of S. Jacobs Plumbing started a second business aimed to address the labor shortage. “It started out just to teach the Girl Scouts about Basic Plumbing and Basic Woodworking,” she says. “Then last year I was asked to speak at Norwood High School on Career Day.” Only eight juniors signed up to learn about the options in the trades. Out of the eight, only one was interested in plumbing. “And that got me thinking further about the major shortage of tradespeople,” Jacobs says.
Jacobs decided to introduce Ms. Fix It LLC. “I offer, at the moment, Plumbing 101 Workshops, in an attempt to help homeowners learn how their homes function. Her mission is simple:
To learn more about Ms. Fix It LLC, click here.