And exposing students to a myriad of different skills is the best way. Take a semester of basic shop, cooking, auto mechanics. Offer courses in basic home repair, teach bicycle repair.
Sounds nice, but that isn't happening,for many reasons.
The core requirements of math, science, language arts, etc., have been increasing, so each student gets fewer elective slots--and the counselors will push them to use those electives to take foreign language or something else that's on the "college prep" list.
It costs FAR more to teach a section of home repair than it costs to teach, say, drama or creative writing. Hands-on learning requires more materials, more equipment, and a lot more space.
There is a major shortage of teachers in the areas you mention; industrial technology teachers are an endangered species, with new teachers being produced at a slower pace than retirements. Unlike many of the teachers in the building, the shop teacher could walk out the door any day and make more money the next day working in one of the trades s/he teaches.