Training for tomorrow

Have we abrogated our responsibilities to train the next generation of journeymen? Putting a person’s skills directly against coworkers’ in competition might be one way to generate enthusiasm Winners might be awarded small tokens or trophies Another idea for imparting trade craft would be to get a really good master and hold short seminars with hands-on exhibitions Taking advantage of manufacturers training programs is a good way to improve the skills of your crew

Several comments from readers, generated by last month’s column, got me thinking about what we can do to educate our people in the skills needed to be self-sufficient when working in the trade. 

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