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Wage Pathway: The path to financial freedom

The Wage Pathway program can help young people ages 16-24 find a job, earn higher wages, and gain skills for a career in one of Ohio’s in-demand industries. It also awards incentives of up to $3,000 when participants achieve work-related goals.

Who is eligible?

If you are 16 to 24 years old, you may participate if:

• You live in Cuyahoga, Summit, Ashtabula or Ottawa counties,
• You are enrolled in the Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program, and
• You can commit to working at least 120 hours a month.

This includes those who receive public assistance, are not enrolled in school, aged out of foster care, have been involved in the justice system, are a parent or pregnant, or have a disability.

How can you enroll?

1) Visit an OhioMeansJobs center in Cuyahoga, Summit, Ashtabula or Ottawa counties listed below.
2) Enroll in the Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program.
3) If you can work 120 hours a month (30 hours a week), you will be offered the opportunity to volunteer for Wage Pathway.

What will happen next?

• You’ll attend a workshop where you’ll learn more about budgeting, interviewing, creating resumes and much more.
• You’ll take WorkKeys® practice tests so you can earn a National Career Readiness Certificate which is recognized by more than 10,000 employers nationwide.
• You can earn up to $1,000 if you get an in-demand job, $1,000 if you stay on the job, and $1,000 if you get a raise.

CLICK HERE to learn more about program goals and incentives.

Where is Wage Pathway being offered?

Wage Pathway is being offered initially at OhioMeansJobs centers in Cuyahoga, Summit, Ashtabula and Ottawa counties. Call or visit for more information:

OhioMeansJobs Cleveland-Cuyahoga County
1910 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH
(216) 777-8227

OhioMeansJobs Summit County
1040 E. Tallmadge Ave.
Akron, OH 44310
(330) 633-1050

OhioMeansJobs Ashtabula County
2247 Lake Avenue
Ashtabula, OH 44004
(440) 994-1234

OhioMeansJobs Ottawa County
8043 West State Route 163, Suite 100
Oak Harbor, OH 43449
(419) 707-8605