Techs that give a damn about the quality of their work are getting fewer and farther between. You would figure it's an age thing but where I work it's the whole spectrum, kids starting out and guys that have been in the industry for 15-20 years. 17-20 years ago at another employer, we were hiring guys right out of one of the big tech schools and we hit on one out of ten, if that so this isn't anything "new" The education system pushes college for everyone and poo poos blue collar work. Until we tells kids it's OK to work with your hands, fix stuff and build stuff we're going to have this issue. It takes all kinds to make the world work and we as a nation need to bring back trade schooling in high school and quit pushing college as being right for everyone.