We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Employee Engagement and appreciation.
If employers know and appreciate their employee's, effort will be made to train. I do with mine because without them I'd have nothing. If I don't train them, how can they do a better job for me? If they can't do a better job, how can the job afford to pay more? The fear they might leave after I put effort into them? I say good for 2 reasons: 1. Go and make a better life for yourself. 2. Please leave your shackles at the door if you don't like it here.
Apprenticeship programs for skilled trades are generally controlled by the unions. They let in just enough people to say they are helping without undercutting their market position. Generally the apprentices are related to members, or their families have an in with union leadership.