About Us

Our Mission

ANEW improves peoples’ lives by providing quality training, employment navigation and supportive services leading to successful family wage careers.

Our Vision

We envision a thriving community where there is equal access to family wage, apprentice-able career pathways resulting in a diverse, skilled workforce.

Our Values

ACCOUNTABILITY – We take responsibility for our actions and meet our commitments.

TEAMWORK – We support our diverse team with a unified approach of working openly and constructively across boundaries and geographies.

RESPECT – We treat people, especially each other, fairly and help people grow.

EXCELLENCE – We set high targets and aim to outperform in everything we do.

LEADERSHIP – We lead by example and have a clear vision of the future.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE – We ensure our people possess the resources, knowledge, courage and commitment to make the world a better place.

PEOPLE – We value our people, encourage their development, and reward their performance.

COMMUNICATION – We communicate openly, honestly and accurately.

Program History

Apprenticeship & Non-Traditional Employment for Women (ANEW) was founded in 1980 by women dedicated to improving access and advancement into non-traditional career paths. It is among the oldest pre-apprenticeship programs serving women in the nation.

Since its inception, ANEW has run 90+ classes and trained hundreds of students, with many graduates entering apprentice-able occupations. In fact, some of Washington State’s female leaders in policy-making, training coordination, and labor advocacy began their careers as ANEW students and staff. Since then, ANEW has expanded to serve disadvantaged populations not traditionally working in construction and manufacturing sectors.

ANEW provides training, employment navigation and supportive services based on financial qualifications and restrictions of grant resource. We strive to ensure our services are available to everyone.

ANEW does not discriminate on the basis of age, national origin, race, ethnicity, gender, background, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.


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