Pathways to Work

42,000 middle-skills job openings projected each year for the next 5 years.

42,000 middle-skills job openings projected each year for the next 5 years.

Pathways to Work equips individuals with skills and credentials that lead to better paying jobs. This partnership of funders, employers and training providers offers hardworking individuals the training needed to progress to middle-skills jobs—those that require a high-school diploma and some training or college but not a four-year degree—in the high demand sectors of information technology and healthcare.

Results & Impact

  • Fast track job placement and advancement opportunities via the Patient Care Tech certification
  • 98% of participants have earned a credential during the program
  • 100% of participants have achieved job placement, many within their targeted profession
  • 50% of participants received support services including financial coaching and help with basic living needs
  • Launched the North Texas Healthcare Employer Learning Consortium with the DFW Hospital Council Foundation which brings together local leaders from six health to share best practices for retaining good frontline healthcare workers and helping them advance to higher skilled positions.
  • Helped Methodist Health, Parkland Hospital and Health System, and UT Southwestern Medical Center improve job retention, reduce turnover and vacancies, and support career advancement of Patient Care Technicians (PCTs) within the job and to higher skilled positions.
  • Helped almost 250 individuals access healthcare or IT job training. Almost 200 secure jobs after completing training.