Bridging the Skills Gap in the Wood Industry: What Are You Doing? - Open Discussion
How are you handling some of the obstacles presented in today's world when it comes to hiring or training skilled workers for your business?
In a fast-paced, high-tech world, how are you meeting the challenges of finding qualified people who enjoy the craft? Are you finding more success teaching a tech-savvy individual woodworking? Or do you find more success the other way - teaching a woodworker how to use the technology?
How many of you are involved in a high school, trade school, or college program? How is that working for you? And, if others are interested in doing the same, how can they get started?
A common situation I ran into often as I traveled to different shops for training or consultations, was the challenge of attracting the younger generation to develop the love and skills necessary to build a career in woodworking. For any shops that don't have this struggle, what are you doing? How are you attracting a younger crowd to grow a passion in our trade?