According to the Stanley Black & Decker Maker’s Index, only 16% of youth are “very likely” to consider a career in a skilled trade. 40% feel that a career in the trades would be a poor fit for them or that they don’t have the necessary skills. Click here to read PR Newswire’s article about how outdated perceptions among youth and a lack of exposure to current tradespeople may contribute to the continuing skilled labor shortage.