Or ask if someone would like to wheel you down to the Blood Bank because you're starting to get hungry.
In some areas, a trade school-like option is available as young as 9th grade. Minneapolis, for example, offers a veterinary-training academy for applicant students starting in 11th grade. A growing number of high schools are also offering the option to take college-level courses for dual credit so that high school graduates also receive an Associates degree in a preferred area so they can either take two years of university in a specialized area or go straight into the work force.
We could just keelhaul more people. They'll scrape all the crap right off the bottom of your ship. Or they'll get stuck down there and create a bigger problem. Either way, it's entertainment. Yar.