This season, the Old House Generation program will continue with new apprentices Kathryn Fulton and De’Shaun Burnett, who will join Nathan Gilbert, Austin Wilson, Mary McGuire, Erick Ellison and many other exceptional new artisans. Kathryn Fulton, 35, of Pembroke Pines, Florida, has deepened her “knowledge” of the business by immersing herself in the practical experience of framing, plasterboard, tile, painting and furniture transformation. We wanted to formalize our commitment to use our platform to increase public interest in liberal professions as a viable career path and explained our mission to help fill the skills gap in the United States. Before De’Shaun began his third year of college carpentry studies, he joined Tommy, Norm, Richard, Roger and Roger and the gang at the 41 work sites of the season. We also helped raise funds for high school industrial education programs such as Kids Making It and UnCommon Construction. The TOH TV team even participated in the bipartisan Washington D.C. Senate Competitiveness Committee and the Home Manufacturing Committee panel of experts. This series of students will work in collaboration with the TOH team in Westerly, Rhode Island, and the Boston Metropolitan Area project for the 41st season of TOH TV on PBS. In the summer of 2016, we launched the TOHs Generation NEXT training program in collaboration with the mikeroweWORKS foundation. He earned an interior design certificate from the University of Miami and has proven his skills in electrical, sanitary and landscaping work. De’Shaun Burnett, 21, began exploring career opportunities when he was in high school. De’Shaun spent several semesters at UCC and graduated as a team leader in 2017. To date, we have raised more than $600,000 for the mikeroweWORKS Foundation and the Qualified Work Fund.