It was a good article by Caroline Fleming on the trades sector shortage (News, July 13).

The Government should take it a step further back to the 1960s and '70s apprentices had everything paid for, such as their courses, tools, allowances and boots.

This would provide a continuing supply of qualified people and that's why it's all baby boomers still working now: we are the qualified people.

That's why it was our generation and our parents' generation that built all the infrastructure in this country - the hydro dams and all the Think Big projects. The '70s saw the biggest


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