The Shortage of Skilled Workers Continues due to Misplaced Stigma
On February 18th, PBS News Hour’s Paul Solman interviewed Mike Rowe about the continued skills gap in the American job market. The problem is well-known; there is a shortage of skilled trades people who are talented in the classic trades. This would be the technicians who repair vehicles, perform electrical work, work in high-tech manufacturing, and even the Health Sciences and Culinary Arts. According to Mike Rowe, this stigma has now been called into question, as the pandemic has shed light on who is considered “essential personnel”. The skilled tradesperson.