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Wage Pathway Program


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. The program is being offered initially at OhioMeansJobs Centers in Cuyahoga, Summit, Ashtabula and Ottawa counties.

Who is eligible?

Young people ages 16 to 24 may participate if:

• They live in Cuyahoga, Summit, Ashtabula or Ottawa counties,
• They are enrolled in the Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program, and
• They 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, and/or have a disability.

What does Wage Pathway provide?

Wage Pathway can help participants quickly find employment, gain skills for a career in an in-demand industry, receive ongoing job coaching, earn higher wages, and earn incentives of up to $3,000.

CLICK HERE to learn more about program goals and incentives.
CLICK HERE to learn how to participate.

Are you an employer looking for dedicated workers?

CLICK HERE to learn why you should hire Wage Pathway participants.

Wage Pathway is a cooperative effort to test new approaches to helping individuals find employment. The program is funded by a Workforce Innovation Fund grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.

State Partners:

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Ohio Department of Education
Ohio Department of Higher Education
OhioMeansJobs Ashtabula County
OhioMeansJobs Cleveland-Cuyahoga County
OhioMeansJobs Ottawa County
OhioMeansJobs Summit County
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Towards Employment