Very few people can argue against the importance of an education. A well educated workforce simply makes our country better on so many levels. It’s rare that when this topic is discussed and debated that the idea of being a “tradesman” ever comes up. Our good friends at Daniel builders posted this bog recently and I thought it was worth sharing.
“Carpenter” or “tile installer” probably wasn't at the top of your list. A shrinking number of people consider a career in the trades, but they should. Tradesmen and artisans have been vital to every civilization - Egypt, Greece and Rome not withstanding. Today these roles are equally valuable to our society, though often under appreciated. Here are 7 undeniable ways tradespeople enrich our lives.
- They make things beautiful. Maybe you can cut and lay tile with precision. Not many can. Those with this ability add tremendous visual appeal to a home, and tile is just one example.
- They make things functional. Layout and spacing may look great on paper, but a gifted carpenter knows if it's buildable. They take conceptual and make it functional.
- They fix what breaks. Have you ever experienced a major plumbing problem? You know the sheer joy of finding someone to fix it so it never happens again.
- They educate. When a good electrician tells you how to stay safe around electricity, listen! This willingness to share insight might just save you life.
- They create space to live. Your place of employment, gym, grocery store, and hospital all have one thing in common. They would not exist apart from tradespeople.
- They provide protection. Your family would not be safe if the walls of your home couldn't keep out weather, animals or other people.
- They establish stability. A true craftsman does work that lasts. Imagine your cabinetry needing to be replaced every 3 months. Your life would feel very unsettled
Thanks Daniel Builders!