There are fewer vocational schools, technical colleges, and shop classes for high-school students these days, making it essential that contractors be willing to train their workers on the skills their companies need. Some contractors would be forced to close their doors unless they had training programs for their workers.
A variety of factors have prevented skills training from becoming more widespread—from lack of knowledge on how to go about it to a preference for hiring skilled workers over inexperienced ones.
Skills training can take many forms: personal coaching, class training, DVD training, webinars, and workbook-based programs.
Bottom line: If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.