Career Pathways

Since 2014 Youth Job Center has provided the Career Pathways program, a program that helps groups of young adults obtain an industry recognized license or certification. The goal of this program is to help youth achieve permanent employment in a career track job with advancement opportunities. Youth participate in skills trainings specific to their chosen career path. The program also includes subsidized internships, during which youth are able to work in their chosen career path while simultaneously undergoing training, allowing them to put their newly acquired skills to use while still learning.

Upcoming Career Pathways

Between August and December 2019, YJC will be providing Career Pathways Programs in the following industries:

Since its creation the Career Pathways Training program has provided training in:

Culinary Career Pathway participants Tiffani and Carletta receiving their Fundamentals of Culinary Arts Certificates

Culinary Career Pathway participants Tiffani and Carletta receiving their Fundamentals of Culinary Arts Certificates

  • Auto Maintenance and Repair – spring 2014

  • Auto Maintenance and Repair – spring 2015

  • Culinary – spring 2015

  • Retail/Customer Service – spring 2015 (in partnership with The Gap Foundation’s This Way Ahead Program)

  • Information Technology (IT) – summer 2015 (in partnership with National Able)

  • Customer Service – summer 2015 (in partnership with National Able)

  • Auto Maintenance and Repair – fall 2015

  • Culinary – fall 2015

  • Auto Maintenance and Repair – spring 2016

  • Auto Maintenance and Repair - fall 2016

  • Bike Repair (in partnership with The Recyclery)- Spring 2017

  • Auto Maintenance and Repair - fall 2017

  • Auto Maintenance and Repair - fall 2018

  • Culinary - Winter 2018-19

In addition to these Career Pathways, YJC also provides individual Career Pathways Programs in Healthcare and Manufacturing, and plan to continue expanding the opportunities available through this program.


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