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Launching Inclusive Futures in Trades Summer Program

by Jillian Scannell

June 24 -28

LIFT (Launching Inclusive Futures in Trades) is Vermont Works for Women’s program designed to provide high school girls* with exposure to various trades fields in a safe, fun, and empowering environment.

Through hands-on learning and projects, participants spend the week exploring trades like carpentry, electrical, and automotive, taught by female instructors trained and working in their respective fields. We will also discuss personal and professional development topics to prepare for life after high school.

LIFT is open to girls* entering 9th-12th grade, and is a great opportunity for students who are interested in the skilled trades and would like to pursue them further. Apply today!

*LIFT welcomes anyone who identifies as a girl regardless of assignment at birth, including non-binary and gender expansive youth who are comfortable in a girl-centered space. 

Program Details
  • June 24 – 28, 2024, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Center for Technology Essex
  • Lunch will not be provided. VWW will provide snacks.
  • Free to participate + $250 stipend
    • By participating in LIFT, you will complete the Explorer Fellowship through the Harbor Freight Fellows Initiative and receive a $250 stipend upon completion of the program.

If you have any questions about LIFT, please contact Caelan Keenan,


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