Post by wisconsinjoe on Jan 20, 2015 6:45:15 GMT -8
Today almost all the school woodshops have been replaced with computer labs. Our kids don't have the skills to hang a picture frame on a wall. So if you run into a wandering youngster who doesn't see himself or herself as "college material," you might encourage them to enter the building trades. That's where the future high paying jobs are going to be.
The problem with schools not offering shop classes is the liability involved do to possible injuries, very few kids get cut by computers. This made it easy to make the switch years ago.
I'd much rather have my kid take a chance of getting injured using power tools than becoming brain dead by using a computer.
I agree but would your Lawyer? it is hard to prove what made a kid brain dead, but it isn't hard to prove how he cut his thumb off, so they settle for umpteen million out of court, sort of like be scalded by hot coffee. We are rapidly becoming a world of people that can't fix anything, just go buy a new one. As stated above one of these days a good craftsman may be more in demand than a doctor.
Well I suppose it's just going to be up to the fathers and mothers among us to pass the art of "fixing" down to their offspring. Just like mothers pass down the art of cooking, dad passes down the art of wood working and auto repair. Schools are void of useful information these days.
Last Edit: Jan 21, 2015 7:45:02 GMT -8 by mobiltec
God grant me the strength to restore the trailers I can, The courage to strip the parts off the ones I can't, And the wisdom to know the difference...