Ep.146: Diversity in Trades with David Jacobs
As the remodeling and custom building industries struggle to find young, talented, hard-working talent to hire, business owners often miss out by not looking toward opportunities for minority hiring.
Expanding the search for talent in otherwise overlooked groups of people can open up an entirely new group of prospects. Guest David Jacobs of Jobs for Delaware Graduates shares how he provides students with a post-secondary plan while encouraging students to enter fields of trades.
David has spent the past seven years as a classroom teacher with the mission to enable students to achieve academic, career, personal and social success. With over 15 years of experience working with youth, David discusses the challenges that he sees in inner-city students who may lack motivation and a vision for their future.
Through the Jobs for Delaware Graduates program, he is able to provide students with the knowledge and benefits of choosing a career in the field of trades.
Tim, Steve and David talk more about:
- The current lack of diversity in the trades
- Expanding the search for trades
- Possible ways to increase awareness and diversity in the field of trades
- And more…