It was very, very disturbing.
We have electrician's in our family. We have all types of tradesmen in our family. Who needs to hire anyone when you can call up a brother or nephew? My mom's best advice was to marry a tradesmen. They can and do make big bucks and have the old fashioned pensions, annuities, healthcare etc. They really are working in the 1950s. With that being said, when they are in the apprenticeships they are going to school on some days and working on others. They need to start buying their tools. They are probably in an apartment, buying a dependable vehicle and getting the clothing, boots, coats etc for work. It is a 4 year gig and they could use support too.