The MGRC/WFD administers a contract with Paxen Learning Corporation for the delivery of a Career Pathways Program for youth 16-21 years of age at Northeast, Rutland, Southwest, and Westside High Schools in Bibb County. Paxen also provides a Career Pathways Program to Out-of-School Youth ages 18-24 years with additional academic development that will increase their likelihood toward self-sufficiency.878b5-6a00d83452057e69e2019affdad59c970d-pi

These services consists of:

  • Tutoring, study skills training, and instruction leading to secondary school completion, including dropout prevention strategies
  • Alternative secondary school offerings or dropout recovery services
  • Paid and unpaid work experiences with an academic and occupational education component
  • Occupational skill training, with a focus on recognized post-secondary credentials and in-demand occupations
  • Integrated education and training for a specific occupation or cluster
  • Leadership development activities (e.g., community service, peer-centered activities)
  • Supportive services
  • Adult mentoring
  • Follow-up services for at least 12 months after program completion
  • Comprehensive guidance and counseling, including drug and alcohol abuse counseling
  • Financial literacy education
  • Entrepreneurial skills training
  • Services that provide labor market information about in-demand industry sectors and occupations
  • Post-secondary preparation and transition activities

 

The MGRC/WFD administers a contract with Paxen Learning Corporation for the delivery of a Career Pathways Program for youth 16-21 years of age at Northeast, Rutland, Southwest, and Westside High Schools in Bibb County. Paxen also provides a Career Pathways Program to Out-of-School Youth ages 18-24 years with additional academic development that will increase their likelihood toward self-sufficiency. 

In-School Youth

Workforce Development’s year-round program is designed to meet the needs of the economically disadvantaged youth in our community and involve the support of local workforce training providers, parents, schools, community organizations. Service providers meet regularly with the enrolled student to begin their career path planning and to help them succeed in the labor market.  

  • 16-21 years of age;
  • Attending school (as defined under State law);
  • Macon-Bibb County Resident;
  • Household income that does not exceed federal poverty guidelines, or be part of a household receiving public assistance;
  • Males 18 years of age or older, must be registered with Selective Service;
  • Have authorization to work in the United States; and
  • Meet at least one of the following criteria:
    • Basic skills deficient (reading or math below 8th grade)
    • English language learner
    • Have a disability
    • Pregnant or parenting youth
    • Foster Care, Homeless, or Runaway
    • An offender with some involvement in juvenile court system
    • Needing additional assistance to complete an educational program or to secure or hold employment
  • Complete high school
  • Maintain regular contact with Youth Career Counselor to report any changes in personal information, change of address, or academic status, etc.
  • Attend workshops/training
  • Attend Job Readiness Workshops
  • Attend college or technical training post high-school
  • Secure employment

 

Out-of-School Youth

Workforce Development Out-of-School program serves young adults between the ages 18-24 who have dropped out of school. The program provides GED classroom instruction, case management, career exploration, and may include occupational skills instruction. Career Counselors assist the young adult with job seeking and soft skills and work closely with the young adult while they are employed. Follow-up services are provided to the young adult for one year after they exit the program. All Out-of-School students are required to take a basic skill assessment test and an aptitude/interest assessment.

  • 18-24 years of age;
  • Not attending any school (as defined under State law);
  • Macon-Bibb County Resident;
  • Household income that does not exceed federal poverty guidelines, or be part of a household receiving public assistance;
  • Males 18 years of age or older, must be registered with Selective Service;
  • Have authorization to work in the United States; and
  • Meet at least one of the following criteria:
    • Not attended school for at least the most recent complete school year calendar quarter
    • Have a disability
    • High School Dropout
    • A high school graduate who is: basic skills deficient; or an English language learner
    • Pregnant or parenting youth
    • Foster Care, Homeless, or Runaway
    • An offender with some involvement in juvenile court system
    • Needing additional assistance to complete an educational program or to secure or hold employment
  • Obtain GED
  • Maintain regular contact with Youth Career Counselor to report any changes in personal information, change of address, or academic status
  • Attend workshops/training
  • Attend Job Readiness Workshops
  • Attend college or technical training post high-school
  • Secure employment