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.

 

Program Eligibility

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.

 

Program Requirements

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

 

Opportunities

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

 

WANT TO LEARN MORE?

Attend an Orientation! Register at the Job Center’s Job Search Help Desk or call 920-448-6760 to sign up.

 

Funding

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.

Contacts:

Brown County

300 Crooks Street, Green Bay

 

Career Services Specialists:

  • Lisa Fenrick, email or call 920-436-4360 ext. 1397

  • Megan Weycker, email or call 920-436-4360 ext. 1257

Program Director:

  • Meika Burnikel, email or call 920-436-4360 ext. 1267

 

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Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin

Job Center of Wisconsin

 

 

View a Pathways to Employment brochure

Download the Pathways to Employment (WIOA Youth) Application