Would you like to go back to school for more career skills training, but you just can’t afford it?
Three years ago, we wrote a blogpost about the Urban League’s Career Pathways Program, an innovative program that provided participants funding for college and vocational school. Today, we are pleased to announce the return of the Career Pathways Program!
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.
- 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
- NCCER Construction
- Customer Service
How do I register and qualify?
The Baton Rouge office is currently accepting applicants. To register, you can:
- Pre-apply online at www.urbanleaguela.org/strive
- Call (225) 831-1501
- Visit them at 445 N. 12th St. in downtown Baton Rouge.
To qualify, 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.
- Take a TABE assessment, which Urban League will provide.
- Agree to complete 4 weeks of career readiness skills training at the Urban League office.
Written by Lynnette Lee