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If there's something's broken in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? Probably not Gen-Z

Workers stand on scaffolding on a residential building under construction. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Workers stand on scaffolding on a residential building under construction. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Fewer members of Gen-Z want careers in skilled trades: as electricians, construction workers and medical technicians. The online recruiting platform Handshake recently shared data with NPR showing the application rate for young people seeking technical jobs dropped by 49% between 2020 and 2022.

Paul Iversen, a labor educator with the University of Iowa’s Labor Center who helps run a pre-apprenticeship program, joins us.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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