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Skilled Trades Exploring

Skilled Trades Career Exploring is a hands-on program open to young men and women from the 6th grade to 20 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in the fields of Skilled Trades.

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Note: if you do not have a My.Scouting account, you will need to create an account as a part of your online registration.



You get to experience firsthand what it’s like to develop a production schedule for a new car release, plan and cook a full menu, style hair, pick the right construction material based on climate and age of the building, wire a circuit board, paint a house, install a sink and so much more!

The most popular Skilled Trades careers include:

  • Skin care specialist
  • Barber and hairstylist
  • Automotive service and body repair technician
  • Carpenter
  • Construction
  • Heavy equipment operator
  • Pipe layers, plumbers and pipe fitters
  • Cook, baker, chef
  • Building contractor
  • Appliance repair
  • Landscape architect
  • Electrician
  • Mass transit operator
  • Painter

You will develop:

You will participate in hands-on projects to give you a real feel for whether this career is the right one for you.

You will network with professionals who work in these careers every day – they are using the latest technology, they are aware of emerging trends, they know what it takes to get into college for their specific career.

You will learn about the educational requirements for a career in Skilled Trades and will receive tangible advice on steps you could take now to prepare and position yourself for a successful career in the field of Skilled Trades

Example of Skilled Trades Exploring: