The number of people entering the building trades is declining. This Old House launched the Generation Next initiative to encourage young people to consider the trades as a viable profession.
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The number of people entering the building trades has decline dramatically over the past few decades. Our Generation Next initiative was launched to highlight the problem and encourage young people to consider the building trades as a viable profession. Mike Rowe helped us launch Generation Next and joined us on the roof of our Newton project. Over the seasons we have met many young people who see the value in this work. Nathan Gilbert has joined our team as a young carpenter. Austin Wilson inspired millions. Along the way we have seen many programs that spread the word; from a team at Ft. Stewart, Georgia who trains soldiers in the trades as they transition to civilian life, to a classroom in Massachusetts that teaches plumbing. Our team of experts, Tom and Charlie Silva, Richard, Norm, and Jeff have all spent time on the job training apprentices. We will meet those young people and hear their inspiring stories.
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American College of the Building Arts [http://americancollegeofthebuildingarts.com]
Professional Remodeling Organization New England career fair [https://pro-ne.org/]
Essex North Shore Agricultural & Technical School [http://www.essextech.net]
Home Builders Institute at Fort Stewart [http://www.hbi.org/]
Kids Making It [https://www.kidsmakingit.org]
North Bridge Visitor Center historic garden restoration, Minute Man National Historic Park [https://www.nps.gov/mima/index.htm]
Minuteman Vocational Technical High School [https://www.minuteman.org]
mikeroweWORKS Foundation [http://profoundlydisconnected.com]
Project Jumpstart training program [http://projectjumpstarttraining.org]
Shelter Institute [https://www.shelterinstitute.com]
Contractors & services:
South Shore Electrical Contractors [https://www.southshoreec.com/]
Sweenor Builders [http://www.sweenorbuilders.com]
unCommon Construction [https://www.uncommonconstruction.org]
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