For more than 45 years, the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency has succeeded in helping local residents find jobs. Now, a $5 million grant awarded from the State of California will soon enable SETA to better reach its employment goals as it facilitates a new workforce program called Public Pathways.
The Public Pathways program is specifically aimed at building careers in the public, business, biotechnology, health care and social services sectors. It can qualify prospective employees by offering them training, certifications, enrollment into postsecondary education and employment counseling if needed.
The grant was awarded to SETA by the California Workforce Development Board, a state program initiated by Gov. Gavin Newsom. While the $5 million can be used by SETA at its discretion, the grant’s main emphasis centers around its Public Pathways program and preparing job-seekers for Aggie Square, a project being built on the UC Davis campus in Sacramento.