Electrician Todd Byfield climbs a ladder to install lighting in a room at the Tulalip Resort Casino in February, 2015, in Tulalip. The demand for skilled carpenters and electricians is expected to grow by 25 percent in the next 10 years, but not enough young adults have the skills necessary to begin apprenticeships. (Andy Bronson / Herald file photo)

Electrician Todd Byfield climbs a ladder to install lighting in a room at the Tulalip Resort Casino in February, 2015, in Tulalip. The demand for skilled carpenters and electricians is expected to grow by 25 percent in the next 10 years, but not enough young adults have the skills necessary to begin apprenticeships. (Andy Bronson / Herald file photo)

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