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The tragic loss of Austin Wilson, an apprentice on the PBS television series “This Old House” and recent New Hanover High School graduate, prompted us to applaud him in this space for helping make young people aware of the opportunities in construction trades.

He had honed his skills at the Wilmington nonprofit Kids Making It and was studying construction management at Cape Fear Community College.

But commercial and residential construction sites aren’t the only places where good-paying jobs are going unfilled.

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