Trade Skills and So Much More
In the workplace as in life, hard skills can take a person only so far. That’s why our Skilled Trades Training Program will deliver a thoughtful curriculum that highlights soft skills and entrepreneurial training in addition to trade skills. In this way, students will gain not only valuable technical skills and work experience, but also the academic and personal skills needed to be successful in whatever path they choose after high school. Some may start earning a livable wage in their chosen trade even before they graduate from high school.
Deepening the Impact
Making a Difference
To further deepen the impact of the McKenzie Regional Workforce Center & the skilled trades training programming, the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County is:
Reapplying proven academic and mentoring success strategies learned during our 12 years of AVID/TOPS programming as documented through an independent university study.
Partnering with the Madison Area Builders Association, local unions, and other residential and commercial building companies and organizations to ensure young adults are prepared for professional success in skilled trades.
Actively engaging investors that are committed to eliminating barriers for youth from low-income communities to achieve career and financial success through skilled trades jobs.
Skilled Trades Training
Trade Skills Training will teach students the hard skills they’ll need to pursue careers as plumbers, carpenters, electricians, HVAC technicians, and more.
Soft Skills Training
Soft-skills training will provide students with social, emotional, and learning support to assist them with transitioning to the workforce.
Youth Entrepreneur Training
Youth entrepreneurial classes will prepare students to launch their own independent businesses as well as build income and wealth.
With Thanks to
Learn about the people, businesses, and educational institutions that are contributing their knowledge and resources to ensure the success of this project ― including the McKenzie Company, Madison Area Builders Association (MABA), WRTP | BIG STEP, and more.
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Your investment will change the lives of countless young people, their families, and our community. We thank you so much for your generous donation.