Youth Exploration Program

This program is designed to introduce career exploration to in school youth ages 14-21 to apprentice-able pathways in the trades. The program consists of work-readiness workshops that are done during the school year, work-based learning internships, and exploring trades careers through job site visits or through the lens of a trades person. 

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, or affiliated with the educational system.  

Our goal is to provide interest into ANEW’s Trades Rotation Program (TRP) and the Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Education (PACE) Program which are our pre-apprenticeship training programs for those interested in pursuing occupations and apprenticeships in the construction trades. These 12-week programs gives woman and those that identify as, and men the confidence and competitive edge needed to enter higher paying construction jobs or enter apprenticeship programs related to the building 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
[email protected]