Pathways to Employment offers employments skills training.
Our Employment Skills Training program empowers young adults with developmental disabilities by providing opportunities to learn important job skills. We offer our clients real-world employment experiences through a variety of businesses & volunteer opportunities in our community.
Our clients have participated in direct sales at our soccer refreshments and pop-up stands. Our program model allows clients to participate at whatever their functioning level allows. Some of our clients can handle purchases by accepting cash, and usually with assistance, provide correct change. Other clients act as greeters, or bag the items for customers. For example, our dog treats are available in bulk at our pop-up stands, so our clients correctly count out the number of dog treats per customer order, bag and seal them at the point of sale.
Our clients have participated in a laundry business, dog walking business and volunteer positions at the SPCA & Auburn Interfaith Food Bank.
We want to create a future where all people who choose to be employed have the opportunity to get a job, no matter how simple, regardless of their disability. Our clients span a wide range of functioning levels but they all have a sense of purpose and belonging.
Here's what parents are saying about our employment skills program....
"A wonderfully unique program offering not only the practice of various art skills and job training skills, but also opportunities to laugh with and enjoy friends. Such programs are extremely difficult to find in the Sacramento region for some populations. Pathways to Employment is really vital to the area."