Pathways to Employment
A Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program
What is Pathways to Employment?
Family Services’ Pathways to Employment program provides Brown County youth, ages 14-24, with intensive case management services focused on setting and attaining both educational and employment goals.
Program staff work with youth on the creation of a career readiness plan and offer hands-on training to determine further career interests. The program also provides independent living skills training and resource/referral information to help ensure the youth’s future success.
To participate, youth must be a Brown County resident, from 14 to 24 years of age. Youth will work side-by-side with their Case Manager to develop an education and career plan that will offer a livable wage.
Youth will have the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to complete a credential and maintain employment. The program will emphasize education and post-secondary training to obtain career goals in a demand occupation.
To participate in the Pathways to Employment program, youth must be willing to:
Work side by side with a case manager on a weekly basis
Take TABE test to determine skills and aptitudes in reading, math, and English
Participate in group activities
Follow through with educational goals
Complete career assessments
Develop leadership skills
Gain a credential in a high demand occupation
Work hard to see great results
Work with our area Job Center
By completing the requirements above, youth will have the opportunity to:
Earn a degree in a high demand occupation
Earn a wage that allows you to live independently
Gain financial assistance to meet your goals
Learn the skills necessary to live as a positive community member
Be fiscally responsible
Have a paid work experience
Funding for the Pathways to Employment Program is provided by the Bay Area Workforce Development Board. There is no fee to participate. Services are provided through a partnership with the Wisconsin Job Center and Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin, Inc.