PEOPLE AND PLACES

Pathways

Propel connects communities and builds systems of low-cost and publicly-funded pathways for young people to earn credentials and gain economic mobility. To do this, we have built a funding and programmatic model that can be replicated by any community nationwide.

Propel launched in New Jersey and Louisiana in 2019 with career pathways in skilled trades and healthcare. We are excited to engage with a number of employers and training partners as we create a system that seamlessly connects education and work, equipping young people with the skills, social networks, and supports they need to have stable, upwardly-mobile job, and a clear path to college if they so choose.

Pathways and Location

Propel pathways lead to careers that provide graduating seniors with the following: 

. The opportunity to enter into a job within 6 weeks-9 months after graduation

.  A credential that is in-demand, transferable and/or can build towards future degrees

Region

Begin working with ....

.... and continue to train

Pipefitting

Capital Region, LA

Start working as a Pipefitting helper.

Continue to attend night school to earn NCCER Pipefitting level 3 and 4 within 12 months

Electric

Capital Region, LA

Start working as an Electrical helper.

Continue to attend night school to earn NCCER Electrical level 3 and 4 within 12 months

Medical Assistant

South Jersey
North Louisiana

Start working as a Medical Assistant.

Enroll in AA in Applied Health or a Licensed Practical Nurse program, receive tuition reimbursement and earn credential within 18 – 24 months

Sterile Processing Technician

Capital Region, LA

Start working as a Sterile Processing Technician.

Enroll part-time in AAS in Surgical Technology certificate; receive tuition reimbursement and earn AAS within 2 years

Nursing Assistant

North Louisiana
Capital Region, LA

Start working as a Nursing Assistant.

Enroll in a Licensed Practical Nurse or Certified Medical Associate program; receive tuition reimbursement and earn credential within 18 – 24 months

Manufacturing Roles

North Louisiana
Rhode Island

Start working as a roll tender, packing specialist, or production laborer, or CNC machinist or operator

Enroll in an Associates Degree in Industrial Technology and earn a degree in 18-24 months or continue studying and earn a Certificate in Engineering Systems Technology in 3-6 months

Automotive Technician

Capital Region, LA

Start working as a Automotive Technician.

Enroll in an Associates Degree in Applied Science in Automotive Technology and earn a degree in 24 months

Process Technician

Rhode Island

Start working as a Process Technician.

Enroll in one of several Associate’s degree programs (e.g., Chemical Technology, Engineering Systems Technology) and earn your degree in about 24 months

Laser Technician

Western Massachusetts

Start working as a Laser Technician.

Continue studying and earn an Associate in Science in Optics and Photonics in as few as 12 months

Engineering Aid

South Jersey

Start working as an Engineering Aide.

Enroll in an Associates degree in  Computer Aided Drafting & Design and earn a degree in 24 months

Technology Roles

South Jersey

Start working as a junior website developer, IT support specialist, Quality Assurance Specialist or Social Media Specialist.

Continue to earn certifications and develop your portfolio and advance on the job

Future Pathways

Retail Banking

Cybersecurity

These pathways provide Propel graduates with jobs that make between $30k-40k per year with eventual benefits

Contact

info@propelamerica.org

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