We believe trade schools are an overlooked yet an outstanding opportunity for young adults. The unemployment rate for 17-25 year olds hovers around 15%. Meanwhile, there are at least 70,000 unfilled jobs in Michigan, most of which are for skilled trades. Trade schools can fill the gap, teaching students the knowledge and skills to be career-ready as well as help them build self-sustainable lives. The support and career exposure students receive in trade schools can help ensure long-term success. Trade schools also connect students to in-demand jobs and businesses to a pool of career-ready talent. We have a chance to help underprivileged young adults take advantage of these opportunities and it is our mission to do so.