Workforce Development

Workforce development initiatives aim to deliver targeted education, training, and employment support services that allow people to improve their opportunities in life.

Career Services

PathStone provides customized, people-centered professional development services leading to portable skills and enhanced employability for diverse individuals: unemployed and under-employed adults, agricultural workers, mature workers aged 55+, returning/reentering citizens, veterans and youth.

  • Case Management: Through a collaborative process of planning, advocacy and coordination of services, job developers work with our clients to help remove barriers to employment such as lack of transportation, housing, legal services, or proper nutrition.
  • Work-Based Training opportunities include occupational skills training for in-demand industries, on-the-job training for specific occupations, customized training developed for specific employers. PathStone assists individuals to enter and advance in their desired career path in all industry sectors.
  • Credentialing & Certifications – Career counseling and financial assistance  to pursue education and/or occupational training that produces credentials, licenses, and certifications that are portable—accepted across employers, occupations, or regions—to increase employability and  opportunities.
  • Job Placement and Retention Services – In partnership with a variety of employers, PathStone assists with job placement.   After placement, our job developers continue to work with employee and employer to ensure performance improvement and job retention.  Coaching, mentoring, ongoing skills assessment and enhancement and career planning are services offered to promote retention. 

Mentoring

Our mentoring programs target two groups: high school students 14-17 and individuals returning from incarceration and entering/re-entering the workforce. Mentoring increases the chances of job retention and high school graduation. Our mentors provide support and positive role modeling for participants facing new challenges, life transitions, and career decisions. These mutually beneficial relationships drive learning and development for both mentors and mentees.

Business & Employer Services

PathStone builds and maintains relationships with a network of employers, providing them with skilled, pre-evaluated job candidates ready to begin working. Our job developers specialize in understanding each employer’s unique requirements and preparing candidates with the needed skills and qualifications.  PathStone also creates sector partnerships to prepare qualified candidates for multiple employers within an industry.  PathStone provides business and employer services at no charge.

Emergency Food & Shelter Services

Services are provided for one-time emergency needs of migrant and seasonal farmworkers and other rural disadvantaged people who may not be eligible for other emergency services.

When accessing our services if you need assistance due to a language barrier, mobility impairment, visual or hearing impairments or other disabilities please let us know in advance so we can provide the necessary accommodations.

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