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Career Pathways

There are many ways to develop your career. 

Explore the possibilities and let us know how we can help.


It starts with a job! As an apprentice, you'll learn the fundamentals of a specific industry or trade from some of the top-level professionals... all while receiving a paycheck. 

Learn how you can earn while you learn from our partners at Apprenticeship Spokane!

"An apprenticeship was the best thing for me - I needed training in construction, but also needed an income to help support my family. The pay is great and the hands-on learning really set me up for success."

Pre-Apprenticeships: YouthBuild

YouthBuild Spokane is a registered pre-apprenticeship program for young adults ages 18-24 who want to earn their GED or High School Diploma and learn valuable career skills. NEWESD 101 operates the program and partners with the Next Generation Zone's GED classroom to provide the unique training experience.

Students select between construction, advanced manufacturing, or healthcare tracks.

Training includes:

  • An industry-recognized certification
  • Hands-on work experience
  • A monthly financial stipend
  • Wrap-around staff support

Our goal is for every YouthBuild participant to leave the program with a job or enrolled in post-secondary education.

Ready to rebuild your life and your community?  Do you know someone who is?  Contact YouthBuild today!

Short-Term Training & Certifications

Many industry-focused training programs range from 1-18 months and provide an industry-recognized credential upon successful completion. You can elevate your employment portfolio and pursue higher-level positions if certified with a specific skillset.

Various health care, manufacturing, information technology (IT), and professional-level training can be provided at a low-cost.

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We can help you understand the responsibilities and value of having your own business, including connecting you with resources to build a business plan, budgeting, and classes to help get you prepared to be successful in your new venture!

Be your own boss and promote your products and services for all to enjoy!

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Job Corps

Job Corps is the nation's largest career technical training and education program for eligible young people ages 16 through 24. 

To connect with a local admissions counselor and find out more about Job Corps, please call (800) 733-JOBS. 

Own Your Future...

Contact us for career planning and guidance!

Career Success

Your Passport to Career Success will take you step-by-step on your journey to a career. Plan your Adventure, Learn the Language, Prepare your Travel Tools, and Take Off on your ultimate adventure!

Continue on to the Passport for the entire adventure.