I admire what you're doing tomorrow and it's a good thing guiding kids to become prosperous but it'll take the private sector to achieve that. What do you plan to do to attract new electrical workers? Hard work is the key ingredient to our thing and unfortunately not many young ones know what the hell that even is!
As I mentioned earlier, a few kids were really interested in it. One of them was a straight-A student in top-level math & science classes and so forth, and had no interest in going to college. He has been helping out a local contractor during the summers as a shop boy, and when he graduates and turns 18 he's going to head straight down to the apprenticeship office to apply. He seems like he has his act together.
A couple of the other kids had similarly positive, confident attitudes.
A lot of the kids wandering around were basically just scoffing at all the various booths. "Pffft, *eye roll* look at these losers trying to encourage us to get jobs and stuff. Doesn't matter, we're going to be kids forever." Those are the guys that will work at McDonald's until they get their "big break" and wind up working for some little residential GC building porches and wood sheds. By the time they're 22 and broke and get their girlfriend knocked up then the next time the electrician shows up on their jobsite to wire something up they'll be over there asking them how to get started in the apprenticeship program.
I'm going to say, "I remember seeing you goofing around at the job fair 5 years ago, you could have been a licensed Journeyman by now. Now that you've begun to get your life in order, here's the Apprenticeship office phone number!"