301. It takes an Industry

As many of you know, I had the amazing opportunity to go to CANWELD 2023 in Moncton New Brunswick with the Canadian Welding Bureau. This was a great event full of awesome speakers and presentations on pre and post heat, modes of metal transfer, automation and a slew of other topics. I had the esteemed opportunity to be invited up to the conference as a Keynote speaker on the last day of the conference. My buddy Max Ceron and I took to the stage in a between two ferns type of setup to discuss the current skills gap. While most welders will argue whether it’s a skills gap, or a wage gap (I personally think it's both) the fact of the matter is that it’s not just effecting the US, it’s also effecting Canada, as well as many parts of Europe. In this episode, Max and I discuss some of the things we as professionals, business owners and manufacturers can do to attract young talent into our industry. I’m sure you all have heard that it takes a village to raise a child, well it’s going to take an industry to bring in the next generation. There is not a one size fits all solution, but I give my two cents on how we can start to make a change. Arc Junkies Podcast: Instagram: @Arcjunkiespodcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@arcjunkiespodcast9253 Email: Show@arcjunkies.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-becker-45407b72?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_profile_view_base_contact_details%3BKipEwR3uQXCmCjaEfNzo6w%3D%3D Arc Junkies Website: https://arcjunkies.com Arc junkies Merch: https://shop.threadmob.com/arcjunkie/shop/home Underground Metal Works: https://www.underground-metalworks.com/ Friends of the Show: Rockmount Research and Alloys, Inc. Rockmountwelding.com Instagram: @Rockmountwelding Use ARCJUNKIES10 for 10% off all Abrasives and Consumables Use AJP at checkout to get 1lb. of Tartan AAA when you spend $250 on Rockmount Products. Outlaw Leather LLC Outlawleather.com Instagram: @outlawleatherusa Use ARCJUNKIES for 15% off all in-stock leather goods CK Worldwide https://www.ckworldwide.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwpompBhDZARIsAFD_Fp947xZUESPZfI87UtrtEibcpZcs2RS3zSOB_fjOCbXBbfSjoAa_AQsaAjSXEALw_wcB Everlast Welders Instagram: @everlastwelders YouTube: Everlast Welders Online: https://bit.ly/37xJstI Use Codeword ARCJUNKIES at checkout to get upgraded to a free Nova Foot Pedal and TIG Torch with the purchase of any machine that comes with a stock foot pedal and TIG Torch. Strong Hand Tools Stronghandtool.com/arcjunkies Instagram @Strong_hand_tools ISOTUNES: Instagram: @isotunesaudio Online: https://bit.ly/36s7aFj Use ARCJUNKIES10 at checkout and save $10 on your purchase