Youth Exploration Program Overiew

For over 40 years ANEW’s mission has been to improve people’s lives by providing quality training, employment navigation and supportive services leading to successful family wage careers. That mission has led ANEW to launch our Youth Exploration Program. This program is designed to introduce participants aged 14-21 to apprenticeship and/or post-secondary education in construction (e.g. carpenters, cement masonry, electricians, ironwork, plumbing, painting) . The program consists of workshops, work-based learning and practicing skills that will prepare them for employment in the building trades and construction industry.

This opportunity is made possible by the DSHS Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Program. ANEW is a nonprofit organization that offers youth programs statewide and is not part of the public school or school district and/or affiliated with the educational system.  

Our goal is to provide interest into ANEW’s Trades Rotation Program (TRP) and the PACE Program which is our pre- apprenticeships training for those interested in pursuing nontraditional occupations and apprenticeships in the construction trades. This 11-week program gives woman and men the confidence and competitive edge need to enter higher paying construction jobs or enter apprenticeship program related to the building of trades. For more information on our pre-apprenticeship programs for those 18 and older, visit our Pre-Apprenticeship Training page.

For questions and more information about this program, please contact:

Venus Dean-Bullinger, Youth Exploration Program Supervisor