Offering hands-on automotive, welding, and culinary classes to prepare youth for the workplace.

Rawhide offers four courses through our Job Training Program to residential and community youth. This trauma-informed, behavioral program provides career training through curriculum-based education, while receiving industry certificates of completion and earning academic credit.

The Classes

Career Development Class

This class was specially designed in partnership with Goodwill NCW to help youth who’ve suffered trauma learn essential vocational skills. Supported by the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, students will explore careers, create résumés and prepare for the workforce.

Culinary Arts Class

This is a hands-on course using the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe & ServSuccess curriculum to prepare youth for a career in the culinary arts.

Automotive Class

This is a hands-on course using the Wisconsin and Auto Truck Dealers Association (WATDA) Cars curriculum to prepare youth for an automotive technology career.

Welding Class

Using standards designed by the American Welding Society, youth get hands-on welding experience at our Rawhide Job Training Classroom located at Titan Industries in New London, preparing students for a career in the welding industry.

Why is this Important?

Our unique program gives struggling youth an opportunity for a bright future they may not receive elsewhere in the community. Youth will learn how to support themselves financially, gain new skills, discover their strengths, work on their confidence and break through other employment barriers.

The more youth who go through this program, the more positive impact we can have when they return to their old environment that led them to Rawhide in the first place.

Want to Make an Impact?

Our supporters’ financial commitment and personal involvement are key to making this program possible each semester for our youth!

It is not only a great financial investment for a philanthropic heart, but it also has a positive, long-term impact on our local communities. Youth who complete our courses will leave Rawhide with a sense of accomplishment and preparation for a rewarding career that will keep them on a healthy path.

Help us provide students with essential skills for workplace success today!