Changing Current Perceptions About the Building Trades

Jordan Parisse, a 2016 NKBA 30 Under 30 inductee, noted that vocational careers are sometimes seen as a compromise for students who couldn’t get into college, a perception that needs to change. 

In addition to declining societal views of the building trades, Parisse says that some teens face career barriers, especially those in under resourced communities who lack access to the proper tools or skills training. 

Parisse felt this issue was so important he created “Trades for Difference,” a non-profit job training organization that provides skills training and guidance for area youth. Check out the organization’s current makeover plans for a new community-learning center.

Jordan Parisse