metalmeltr wrote:So this lack of intrest just may predict the future, we may suffer from a lack of expirienced professonals in the mechanical workforce
Well, according to most statistics I've seen, we already do, at least in my area of the world.
In the future it probably won't matter as much, because everything will be automated. Many machine shops are now choosing to hire operators and lightly trained technicians rather than certified tradespeople, and the design and manufacture of the equipment itself is being outsourced to countries where engineers and machinists are willing to work for a fraction of the average North American salary.
Automotive shops are making a similar transition as well, with much of the diagnostic work being done electronically. Skilled mechanics are still in demand, but for how long remains to be seen.
I hate to admit it, but mechanically oriented jobs are not the way of the future. If you're looking for guaranteed work 10 years down the road, you're better off going into a computer related field.