Have you ever considered going back to school, but you’re afraid of the cost? Are you at a dead end in your career and in need of new skills to find better jobs? If you’d like to go back to school in order to learn a valuable new trade, the Career Pathways Program can help you.
Who’s doing it?
What help do they offer?
- Tuition assistance towards an associate’s degree or vocational certification from Baton Rouge Community College or a local accredited vocational school.
- Need-based financial assistance with paying utilities, rent, etc., while you go to school.
- Meetings with a personal case manager to help you determine your career path and monitor your progress during the schooling.
- In-depth job skills training on subjects like resume writing and job interviews to help you find a job in your new field once you graduate.
What kinds of degrees do they help with?
The program is only available for degrees/certifications in high-demand industries, including:
- Computer & Information Technology
- Skilled Trade (welder, pipefitter, etc.)
How do I qualify?
The Baton Rouge office of the Urban League is currently accepting applicants. To register, call (225) 439-0507 or visit them at 445 N. 12th St. in downtown Baton Rouge. You will need to provide the following documentation: a state-issued ID, your Social Security card, your birth certificate, proof of residence, and proof of income. You will also be required to take a TABE assessment. You must also agree to complete 40 hours of skills training at the Urban League office.
Written by Lynnette Lee