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



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



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



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.


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




Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin

Job Center of Wisconsin



View a Pathways to Employment brochure

Download the Pathways to Employment (WIOA Youth) Application