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Trailblazers in Rutland at The MINT

by Jillian Scannell

Trailblazers uses drill to screw a piece of plywood.
Sept. 30 - Nov. 14

Are you interested in starting a career in the trades? Are you interested in tools but never had someone teach you how to use them? Apply for Trailblazers!

Trailblazers is our free seven-week training program in construction and renewable energy skills for women and gender-expansive individuals ages 18+. The program provides a safe, non-judgmental environment for participants to build skills, gain confidence, and explore fields that tend to be male-dominated.

Trailblazers is free and no prior experience is necessary. Applications will be accepted up until one week before the class begins. Apply today!

The class will be held two evenings a week, and all day Saturday at The MINT – Rutland’s Makerspace. Throughout the program, participants get hands-on experience participating in an office renovation project at VWW and a paid onsite work experience with a local employer.

Questions? Email Missy at

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