- About Us
The Pathways to Employment program is here to help Brown County youth reach their education and employment goals to achieve high-demand occupations. This includes youth who are aging out of the foster care system and need help learning how to live independently.
Each youth is expected to meet with their case manager on a weekly and/or monthly basis. They work as a team to make an educational plan that will help the youth obtain a job with a livable wage. The program also provides independent living skills training and resource/referral information to help ensure the youth’s future success.
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
To participate in the Pathways to Employment program, youth must be 14 to 24 years of age and reside in Brown County. They must have a desire to earn an educational credential such as a diploma, degree, or certificate.
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If it wasn’t for her, I would not be where I am today.”
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.