565 - A Little More Respect

Posted October 7, 2022 by Mark Perna

Episode: 565

Episode Title: A Little More Respect

The trades deserve a little more respect—and Gen Z is going to make it happen. Here’s why, coming up next on The Perna Syndicate.

 

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Hello and welcome to The Perna Syndicate! All week, we’ve been talking about the skilled trades and how the need for blue-collar professionals is more pressing than ever. 

 

This need isn’t something that fluctuates with a tough economy. If your furnace breaks, you’re going to fix it. If your roof springs a leak, you’re going to call a roofer, regardless of a pandemic or economic conditions. These are essential jobs.

 

That’s because it’s specialized knowledge. When you’re dealing with a problem in your home, the plumber, electrician, or carpenter can save the day. Most of us don’t have the skills to tackle that kind of work, but tradespeople do. We depend on them to keep our homes safe and comfortable.

 

All of these are great reasons to give the trades a little more respect than perhaps they normally receive. And they highlight why right now is an ideal moment for young people to seriously consider a blue-collar career. 

 

Sure, the trades aren’t viewed as sexy businesses—but it’s untrue – and  that’s a big advantage. Older tradespeople are retiring, creating gaps that ambitious young people can step into. 

 

Gen Z is perfectly poised to deliver the tech-driven speed and access that homeowners demand today. It’s Gen Z who will change the face of the trades and give these fields the respect they deserve. 

 

Thanks for tuning in and making The Perna Syndicate a part of your day. I’m your host, Mark Perna, and we’ll see you back here next week for more on The Perna Syndicate. Until then, take care!


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