WHAT IS NEXT LEVEL?
Next Level, formerly Connect 2 Success, is a youth workforce development program. We equip youth, ages 18-24, who live or learn in the greater South Bay communities of San Diego County with the necessary training, certification, and skills needed to take their career to the next level.
We work with our participants to set specific goals aimed at completing their individualized program within a one-year timeline and attaining a full-time job that pays a living wage of $16/hour or more, plus benefits.
The following are examples of some of the possible career pathways that participants may pursue while enrolled in Next Level:
POSSIBLE CAREER PATHWAYS
Pharmacy, Dental, etc..
Desktop Publishing, Coding, Digital Media,
Information Technology (IT), Web Development; etc.
Plumbing, Electrical, Heating Ventilation
& Air Conditioning (HVAC), Automotive, etc.
Child Development, Culinary, Security, Finance,
Hospitality; Business; etc.
If you are interested in a career pathway that may not be listed here, please contact a program manager to discuss your options.
To ensure student’s success in Next Level, is divided into ten distinct levels, and participants move at their own pace to build their skill set, develop their strengths, complete specific goals and celebrate small victories before they progress to the next level of the program.
HOW CAN NEXT LEVEL HELP ME?
We understand students may face challenges that could affect their career development. Next Level connects participants to support beyond workforce training.
and Career Planning
and Money Management
Resource Navigation Support
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
You may qualify for Next Level if you are:
- Between the ages of 18-24
- Finishing high school or have completed high school/GED
- Committed to completing a job training program within one year
- Willing to work with our staff to set and achieve goals
- Career-minded, with a growth mindset
Ready to take your career journey to the next level?
NEED MORE INFO? CONTACT US:
Valerie Hash, Career Pathways Program Manager
Pedro Estrada, Jr., Career Pathways Case Manager