EIGHT- PENNY NEWS VOLUME 12 • NUMBER 3 DECEMBER 1993 Faced with a chronic shortage of skilled workers, home builders are joining arms with educators, trade associations, and lawmakers to find new ways of recruiting and training workers. The painful dimensions of the shortage were documented recently in a study by the National Association of Home Builders, which found that two out of three builders are now forced to employ workers who have skill levels below those expected for their jobs. As a result, the number of errors and injuries on the job is increasing. The shortage of skilled framers, masons, roofers, and other workers can be traced in part to the powerful demographic changes that are reshaping the United States. Now that the "baby boomers" have slipped