Afterschool Workforce Development: PATHWAYS and AFTERSCHOOL CORPS
Why Workforce Development?
Staffing Challenge | Employers | Community Colleges | WIBs
PATHWAYS & Afterschool Corps | Peninsula & South Bay Initiative | LA Scholars | Las Guias | CalWIN
PATHWAYS: Partnering to Advance Training and Hiring of Workers
in Afterschool Youth Services
CalSAC first experimented with their workforce development
theory in the PATHWAYS (Partnering to Advance Training and Hiring of Workers
in Afterschool Youth Services) project in 2004-2006 in Contra Costa County. This model was the first time
CalSAC partnered with a Workforce Investment Board (WIB) and community colleges to create career pathways and college preparation
for under-prepared incoming college students.
In this model, a bridge program is offered as an abbreviated
college semester to provide remedial academic instruction
to new college students. This bridge to career pathways
model is based off of the Career Advancement Academies
that several California community colleges currently
implement. During the bridge program, the students
attend CalSAC training specific to working with youth
in afterschool settings. Upon completion of the bridge
program, the students are expected to enroll full-time in community college while working part-time in an afterschool program. CalSAC facilitates
the hiring process with local employers.
As a lower intensity model for recruiting and preparing
community members to work in afterschool programs,
CalSAC also created the Afterschool Corps model. Afterschool Corps piloted in San Francisco
and Oakland in 2005-2006 and recruited young adults in the community for part-time afterschool jobs.
This model relies on partnerships with local youth
employment agencies and other employment offices for
referrals of job seekers. Similar to the PATHWAYS model,
participants complete both pre-employment training and job coaching for a stipend,
and CalSAC facilitates the hiring process for the job
With both of these models, CalSAC is creating opportunities
that benefit young adults across a range of long-term career paths, while also helping afterschool programs
address their staffing needs.
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