Most Americans do not know there is a vast shortage of qualified laborers in the plumbing, heating and electrical industries today. As the Baby Boomers begin to retire within the next ten years, this shortage will reach record numbers with disastrous effects for our nation. Imagine living in an area of the U.S. where the winter months have snow. Imagine your heat going out during temperatures of 30 degrees or less, and having to wait four, seven, even ten days for an HVAC technician to respond to your call. Imagine having a sewer line backup all over your basement, with no plumber available to respond for a week or more. These are not imaginary future speculations, these are the realities of what we will face in the trades with no young people taking the places of our aging workforce.