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Launching & Strengthening Career Pathways Programs: Approaches, Partnerships, and Funding Possibilities

This webinar was presented by Matt Dolamore, Assistant Director for Integration, LIRS and Saba Imran, Program Coordinator for Economic Empowerment, Switchboard.

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in career pathways programs for refugees, asylees, and other humanitarian immigrants. This webinar gives key insights on this developing program area, whether you are looking to begin or expand existing career pathways programming. This training accompanies Switchboard’s new toolkit Launching and Strengthening Career Pathways Programs.

By the end of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Describe two common models of career pathways programming;
  • Weigh the pros and cons of each model when determining the best strategy for the community you serve;
  • Name strategies for identifying and establishing collaborative partnerships that will expand your program capacity; and
  • Name new ideas for ways you can fund your career pathways work.


Navigate this webinar with the timestamps listed below: 

0:00 – Introduction to Switchboard and Webinar Objectives

3:20 – Introduction to Speakers

5:20 – Career Pathways Review

6:26 – Launching a Career Pathways Program: Laying the Groundwork

9:56 – Launching a Career Pathways Program: Two Common Approaches

17:07 – Strengthening Career Pathways Program: Expanding Capacity

25:40 – Q&A Panel