pathway_graphic_9.24.15It takes more than just getting someone into a job to have lasting impact. A career pathway addresses an individual’s barriers and strengths by identifying specific steps that, over the course of time, lead them to sustained engagement in the workforce.

Step 1: Prepare for the job TE teaches communication and “soft skills,” financial literacy, and job search skills. We also work with individuals to identify their strengths and develop confidence.

Step 2: Get the job  It takes resources and contacts to enter the job market; TE connects clients with employers based on background, skills, and experience.

Step 3: Keep the job TE teaches practical skills needed to keep individuals returning to work day in and day out. And we stand with our students, checking up with them within the first few days of being hired and staying in touch for a minimum of six months.  If a newly employed program graduate runs into difficulty at work or away from work, TE staff are there to provide them with assistance. Read more about supports we provide.

Step 4: Advance in a career Once stability is established, TE helps graduates identify positions beyond the entry-level and works with them to build necessary technical and leadership skills.

Industry pathways are built around business need and student aptitude and interest.

Individual pathways are personalized based on a number of factors, including, but not limited to age, involvement in the criminal justice system, neighborhood, family status,  or work history.