The Problem

Many Idaho Youth Are Faced With A Difficult Decision After High School

High school graduates often have to choose between making a large financial investment to pursue a college degree, or joining the workforce directly after high school for possibly lower wages.
This problem is significantly more challenging for under-served or under-resourced youth.

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The solution

THE teens 2 trades program OFFERS:

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Yearly, participants of the Teens 2 Trades program will have the opportunity to receive a full ride scholarship to a 4 year workforce development program of their choice offered by the College of Western Idaho. Special consideration is made to admit under-resourced youth.

career path insight

By developing a "line of sight" plan leading to a meaningful career path within the trades.

opportunity education

By educating youth on the prestige, variety, and financial opportunity a trades career offers.

a career "jumpstart"

By providing the means to obtain A Journeyman Certificate, which has the potential to double their salary within the trades.

General Program

Available To All Boys & Girls Club Members
Activities Include:
Field Trips To Worksites & Businesses
Career Planning & Soft Skills Workshops
CWI Program Tours & Presentations
Job Fairs Featuring The Trades
Financial Planning Workshops
Shadow Days With Tradesman

Scholarship Opportunities

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  • Limited Seates
  • Application Required
  • Requires Parent/Guardian Involvement For Support and Accountability
  • Special Consideration Made For Under-Resourced or Under-Served Youth.
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Career Path Plan Created

Career Path - Electrician
Career Path - Plumber
Career Path - HVAC
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  • Limited Seates
  • Application Required
  • Requires Parent/Guardian Involvement For Support and Accountability
  • Special Consideration Made For Under-Resourced or Under-Served Youth.
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Financial Plan Created

Financial Accounts
Loans
"Smart Money" Tactics
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  • Limited Seates
  • Application Required
  • Requires Parent/Guardian Involvement For Support and Accountability
  • Special Consideration Made For Under-Resourced or Under-Served Youth.
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Personalized Professionalism Training & Workshops

Soft Skills
Employability
Apply for Scholarship
  • Limited Seates
  • Application Required
  • Requires Parent/Guardian Involvement For Support and Accountability
  • Special Consideration Made For Under-Resourced or Under-Served Youth.
Apply Now

Scholarship Awarded
At Inspire Excellence Awards Luncheon