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Pathways to Employment

Counties Served:

Brown County

(920) 436-4360 ext. 1397 or ext. 1257

Fax: (920) 432-5966

300 Crooks St
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54301

  • About Us
  • Services
  • Admission Criteria
  • Funding

The Pathways to Employment program consists of two programs- the Youth/Young Adult Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program and the Independent Living Program.

The goal of the Youth/Young Adult WIOA Program is to assist Brown County youth in accomplishing their education and employment goals to achieve high-demand occupations that will allow the youth to earn a self-sustaining wage.

The goal of the Independent Living Program strives to assist Brown County youth who age out of the foster care system learn how to successfully live independently within the community by accomplishing employment, educational, and life skill goals.

Each youth is expected to meet with their case manager on a monthly basis.

Pathways to Employment services include:

  • 1:1 support and guidance that best fits the youth/ young adults needs
  • Educational and Career Assessments
  • Resume and Cover Letter Development
  • Educational goal planning
  • Career exploration and development.
  • Leadership skill development
  • Partnership with the Brown County Job Center

To participate in the Pathways to Employment program, youth must be eligible for their respective program.

  • For the WIOA Youth/Young Adult Program: Participants need to be between the ages of 14- 24. Youth must also have a desire to earn an educational credential such as a diploma, degree, or certificate or seek an improvement in their employment status.
  • For the Independent Living Program: Participants need to be between the ages of 17.5- 21. Eligibility will be determined by the participants age and the amount of time spent in an out-of-home foster care placement. Staff will work with the respective child welfare agency to determine eligibility.

 

Referral Contact:

Contact our Career Services Specialists: (920) 436-4360 ext. 1397 or ext. 1257 pathways@familyservicesnew.org

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.

 

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“This is probably the fastest that things have ever been done for me.

It has not gone unnoticed, and I really appreciate it.”

— Foster Youth, Pathways to Employment

“Megan helped me get into college.

That never would have happened without her.”

— Client, Pathways to Employment

“I am so thankful for Lisa.

If it wasn’t for her, I would not be where I am today.”

— Client, Pathways to Employment

Want to Learn More?

Call Macey at (920) 436-4360 ext. 1397 or Megan at (920) 436-4360 ext. 1257 to set up a personalized orientation session!

FAQs

Do I have to finish high school to participate in Pathways to Employment?

You can enroll in the program while still in high school. However, you must have a plan for post-secondary education to obtain a credential in a high-demand occupation.

Is there any cost for the program?

No, there is currently no fee to participate in Pathways to Employment.

Will Pathways to Employment pay for an internship?

The program does have opportunities for paid job shadowing, if it is deemed appropriate.