Currently, participants must be residents of Cuyahoga County, between 17-24, have graduated from high school or obtained a GED, meet income requirements, and have a minor child in their household ( i.e. a son, daughter, brother, sister, or other relative under 18 years old).
Five pathways have been selected based on their ability to provide a sustainable wage with high growth potential in the Greater Cleveland job market: Customer Care, Information Technology, Phlebotomy Technician, State Tested Nurse Assistant, and Commercial Truck Driver.
Applicants who are selected for the program will be invited to attend a 3-week Job Readiness Training session, with activities including a preliminary career interest assessment, strengthening of communication and employability skills, and ACT WorkKeys exams.
Pathway preparation will include roughly technical training with a paid stipend. This will be followed by a paid internship experience. Participants will pursue certifications, leading them either to full-time employment, or enrollment in a program for further training and certification.
In order to be considered for Day One Career Pathway Credentialing, applicants must:
1. Reside in Cuyahoga County.2. Possess a high school diploma or GED. 3. Have an interest in one of the career pathways: Customer Care, Information Technology, Phlebotomy, State Tested Nurse Assistant (STNA), or Commercial Driver's License.4. Meet income requirements, and have a minor child in their household (i.e. a son, daughter, brother, sister or other relative under 18 years old).
Participants must adhere to all program policies and employer guidelines during the program, and complete a program evaluation after the program.