Skilled Trades Career Exploring

Skilled Trades Career 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 field of Skilled Trades

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 learn about the educational requirements for a successful career in Skilled Trades and the steps you can take now to prepare and position yourself.


CHIP GANASSI RACING – POST #9

The Chip Ganassi Racing Explorers Program is for students seeking an experience in multiple areas of race team operations. Students will learn from tours, hands-on experiences, and guest speakers throughout the year. Our meetings will focus on topics ranging from business operations such as marketing and sponsorship services, to engineering practices involving research and development, to mechanical aspects of how to build and maintain the race car.

Contact: Grant Weaver
Open House: September 18 at 7:00PM
Location: 7777 Woodland Drive, Indianapolis
Cost: $45

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HANCOCK REGIONAL HEALTH – POST #801 (CULINARY)

Are you interested in learning more about the culinary career field? The Hancock Regional Health – Culinary Post engages Explorers by having professionals come speak and the youth get the opportunity of touring different areas of the facility to see how each job works together, there will also be hands-on learning as well!

Contact: Ty Hunt
Open House: September 6 from 6:00-7:00PM
Location: 801 North State Street, Greenfield
Cost: $45*
*A PORTION OF THIS WILL BE COVERED BY THE HANCOCK COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION - BIG IMPACT GRANT IF THE PARTICIPANT IS A HANCOCK COUNTY RESIDENT.

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INDIANAPOLIS POWER & LIGHT – POST #1926 (SUSTAINABILITY, SOLAR POWER & LINESMAN)

Are you interested in learning more about all the different careers at Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL)? The IPL program engages Explorers by having professionals in both trade and nontrade speak to the youth monthly. They also have the opportunity to have a hands-on experience while touring different departments including the lines school and a real-life safety demonstration of power lines. Ever wonder what it looks like behind the scenes and what it takes to keep the lights on in Indianapolis? Here is your chance to find out!

This is the second year for this experience. The youth learned so much from experienced professionals that highlighted areas such as marketing a utility company, leadership, engineering, power generation and smart metering. IPL is excited after getting such great feedback after its first year and looking forward to incorporating even more exciting topics and careers, including the technology that is being utilized in today’s utility industry such as drones.

Please join us in this year’s adventure so your youth can learn what a day and career looks like at IPL.

Thank you IPL for taking the time to teach our children. We have enjoyed this year and program as much, if not more, and learned so much.
- Explorer Parent

Contact: Brianna Saunders
Open House: September 13 from 6:00-7:00PM at One Monument Circle, Indianapolis
NOTE: ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER AT IPL1926.EVENTBRITE.COM TO CONFIRM ATTENDANCE TO OPEN HOUSE. PLEASE ALLOW TIME FOR PARKING AND SECURITY. THE PROGRAM WILL START PROMPTLY.

Location: Meetings will take place at different locations each month. All information of what programs will be hosted when, including facility, will be given ahead of time to plan accordingly. Locations include: 1370 West Morris Street and 3600 North Arlington Avenue.
NOTE: ALL IPL LOCATIONS REQUIRE SECURITY ACCESS. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER AT IPL1926.EVENTBRITE.COM TO CONFIRM ATTENDANCE TO OPEN HOUSE. ONCE REGISTERED AS AN EXPLORER, YOUTH WILL HAVE A PASS FOR EACH SESSION. PARTICIPANTS AGE 15 AND YOUNGER MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT WITH A VALID ID. THOSE 16 YEARS AND OLDER MUST PROVIDE THEIR IDENTIFICATION/span>

Meeting Time: Second Thursday of every month
Cost: $60

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     Indianapolis, IN 46256
     (317) 813-7125


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