Get on the path to a rewarding career in Healthcare, Human Services, Carpentry, or Welding.

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The Pathway to Prosperity program (P2P for short), is a state-funded program that gives qualifying participants a free semester of college and training that will open the door to a better job and career opportunities.

The program is broken down into three stages. Choose which stages are a good fit for your needs.

  1. On-Ramp: Workplace Ready - Entry-level workplace skills training. May 3 - June 25, 2021
  2. Bridge: Job and College Ready - Prepare for a specific job, college, or both! June 28 - August 20, 2021
  3. Integrated: A Semester of College -  Choose entry-level welding, carpentry, or medical (Certified Nursing Assistant or Social work) at the South-Central College Faribault campus with continued support from Faribault Adult Education. August 23 - December 15, 2021

The program offers:

  • FREE courses to get you ready for the workplace, a job, and college
  • FREE tuition, books, supplies, equipment, and financial resources at South Central College
  • FREE support from Faribault Adult Basic Education and Workforce Development professionals throughout your journey

Any one of the items below will qualify a candidate for the program:

  1. Less than 6th grade reading and math level, supported by English and math proficiency test
  2. Person of color
  3. Lack of stable housing
  4. Criminal record
  5. Without diploma or GED
  6. Disability
  7. Unemployed for 15 or more of the past 52 weeks
  8. Below 200% federal poverty guidelines


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Pathways to Prosperity is the result of a partnership between 

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South Central College is a proud partner of the American Job Center Network.