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Career Pathways

Helping provide youth access to specialized skills for successful careers.

YOU Boston works with job training providers throughout Boston to help young adults acquire specialized job skills for successful careers. Career pathways are available to applicants who are 18 years or older and have their high school diploma or HiSET.

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Building Trades

Training Partner: Building Pathways

Duration: 3 weeks

Training: Learn construction trades at union training centers and site visits. Boots, safety goggles, hard hats, and transit passes are provided.

Jobs: Apprenticeships with such unions as carpenters, iron workers, painters, sheet metal workers, and pipefitters.

Post-Placement Wages: $19-24 per hour

Culinary Arts

Training Partner: NECAT

Duration: 16 weeks 

Training: Learn food safety and sanitation, knife skills, and advanced cooking and baking techniques in a professional training kitchen.

Jobs: Graduates go on to take jobs as bakers, line cooks, prep cooks, caterers, sous chefs, and the like.

Post-Placement Wages: $14-15 per hour

Professional PAthways

Training Partner: City of Boston

Duration: 6 Months

Training: Gain essential office skills as interns in city government. Acquire exposure to the office environment, new networks, references, and resume highlights.

Jobs: Interns work in such City departments as the Office of Economic Development, Boston Elderly Commission, Office of Immigrant Advancement, and Boston Election Department.

Post-Placement Wages: $15-18 per hour

Web Development

Training Partner: Resilient Coders

Duration: 8 weeks

Training: Learn the basics of web coding and prepare to apply for competitive coding bootcamps or paid internships at Resilient Coders.

Jobs: Graduates can enter extended training at such bootcamps as the Startup Institute, Launch Academy, or Resilient Coders.

Post-Placement Wages: $18-22 per hour

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