There are all sorts of younger people who would be appropriate to engage in standards awareness and standards development. Standards awareness should be a component of every training program in electrical, mechanical, healthcare trades and professions. Every student should be able to know the difference between an effective standard and an ineffective one. Every student should know which organization in their region or country is engaged in consensus based objective relevant standards. Every student should understand how standards are the basis for consistent quality practice. And in time once they have got their hands and head dirty in their field of interest, those folks who want to, should have the opportunity to get engaged in creation of the next generation of documents. These are the kids who will become our next group of standards developers and quality creators.
It pointed out that as a way to recruit some young blood into CSA, this model has some legs. The yield to CSA will likely be stronger when the challenge involves participants with a little more age and experience, and a more of a focus on a career choice, but that will evolve over time.
More to come.