This is an intensive class offered 20 hours per week for 14-16 weeks each fall and spring.   It is expected that upon completion of the class, students will be able to take and pass the HiSET (high school equivalency test) or GED.  One-to-one advising and career exploration are offered to help students identify a career path that will ultimately lead them to economic self-sufficiency.  Students are offered a variety of supports, including transportation assistance, to help them achieve their goals and move on to the next step in their journey:  college, vocational training, or employment.

Classes include:

  • One-on-one tutoring support offered by volunteers
  • Digital literacy integrated into all classes
  • Career exploration, including college visits 
  • One-on-one assistance in résumé development, interviewing, and online job searching
  • Advising to remove barriers to retention and to assist with transition to college or employment
  • Referral to community resources


The Career Pathways Program eligibility guidelines are as follows:

  • Those 18 years of age and older who are not enrolled in high school
  • Reading at grade level equivalent 9 or above as measured by assessment
  • Students of all income levels are welcome
  • This class qualifies under Section 30 for those collecting unemployment benefits