The Boy Scouts of America — Last Frontier Council's Exploring Program has expanded into new career fields.
With an abundance of employment opportunities in skilled trades, Exploring now will have a larger span of options to help the youths in the Oklahoma City area, according to a news release.
Nationally popular career fields include skin care specialist, automotive service and body repair technician, carpenter, chef and landscape architect.
The Skilled Trades Exploring Post will offer real-world experience with professionals, contractors and electricians, all while promoting character development and leadership skills. The program also gives youths the ability to participate in social and professional networking and civic and community service, and build relationships with their peers interested in similar careers.
Jack Werner, of A to Z Inspections, has signed on as the skilled trades exploring chairman, along with Todd Feehan, of Dad's Plumbing, who has accepted the position of assistant skilled trades exploring chairman.
Werner and Feehan own their own companies and are deeply involved in teaching and inspiring youths through civic organizations, including the South Oklahoma City Rotary Club.
The Exploring Program is offered to young men and women between 14 and 21 and offers hands-on experience and mentorships to youths along several career paths.
Skilled Trades Exploring Posts soon will begin to form partnerships with high schools, with the support of Aurora Lora, superintendent of Oklahoma City Public Schools.
For more information, contact Kassie Wrobel at 918-313-5410, Kassie.Wrobel@scouting.org, or go to the council office at 3031 NW 64.
If you wish to participate in this program as a skilled tradesman, please contact Jack Werner at 405-412-7861 or firstname.lastname@example.org.