Explore Skilled Trades Camp

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Program Details

This four-day camp, offered by Global Campus and its partners, gives young women ages 14 to 19 the opportunity to explore careers in skilled trades. Participants will learn about careers in:

  • truck driving
  • auto and diesel repair
  • welding
  • heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)

Young women will engage with industry professionals and employers, using their hands and minds to complete a set of four different projects related to the skilled trade professions highlighted in this program.

Snacks and water will be provided, but lunch is not provided. Students should wear their camp t-shirt, pants and closed toe shoes each day. Students who do not wear closed toe shoes and pants will not be able to participate and will be sent home. A light jacket or sweater is recommended, as the workshop classroom temperatures will vary.

This program is generously supported by the Women's Giving Circle.

Women's Giving Circle

July 17 - 20

8:30 am - 12:00 pm


Program fee covers a t-shirt, insurance, snacks and camp related expenses.
10 Scholarships are available. See the 'Scholarship' tab for more information.




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Northwest Technical Institute
709 S Old Missouri Rd
Springdale, AR 72764

Offered in partnership with

Northwest Technical Institute

USA Truck

Why Young Women Should Attend

This camp is ideal for young women ages 14 to 19 who are interested in exploring careers in skilled trades.

Although women make up almost half of the labor force, in many vocational careers and skilled trade professions, female workers make up a very small percentage. Less than 2% of electricians and auto technicians are women (Bureau of Labor Statistics). According to explorethetrades.org, "...increasing the overall number of women working in the trades will also help to fill the imminent gap in the labor force that will be created with record-levels of upcoming retirements of skilled trades people. Jobs in the trades further offer women the chance for meaningful work with high wages. A woman can expect to earn 20 to 30 percent more in a skilled trade career".


Women's Giving Circle

Scholarships are available thanks to the generosity of the Women's Giving Circle.

Application deadline is Monday, May 1, 2017 by 11:59 pm.

Notification of scholarship will be emailed by Friday, May 12, 2017.