ANEW improves peoples' lives by providing quality training, employment navigation and supportive services leading to successful family wage careers.
Apprenticeship & Non-Traditional Employment for Women (ANEW) was founded in 1980 by women dedicated to improving access and advancement into non-traditional career paths. It is among the oldest pre-apprenticeship programs serving women in the nation.
Since its inception, ANEW has run 90+ classes and trained hundreds of students, with many graduates entering apprentice-able occupations. In fact, some of Washington State's female leaders in policy-making, training coordination, and labor advocacy began their careers as ANEW students and staff. Since then, ANEW has expanded to serve disadvantaged populations not traditionally working in construction and manufacturing sectors.
ANEW provides training, employment navigation and supportive services based on financial qualifications and restrictions of grant resource. We strive to ensure our services are available to everyone.
We envision a thriving community where there is equal access to family wage, apprentice-able career pathways resulting in a diverse, skilled workforce.