Seattle Jobs Initiative’s CareerConnect program provides a path to career growth through rapid training, coaching, and job placement. Working with an experienced Career Navigator, CareerConnect participants are supported as they navigate wraparound services, develop workplace performance skills, and receive short-term Healthcare and Manufacturing training. Following rapid training, CareerConnect works to place participants in entry-level, full-time jobs with employers who are committed to upskilling their employees, ensuring that participants can quickly move up the ladder into middle-wage careers.

CareerConnect is based upon SJI’s expertise helping individuals successfully meet the many challenges they may face on the road to acquiring the skills, education, and connections necessary for a living-wage career. Participants benefit from the know-how of our Career Navigators — experts in serving the community — that have specialized knowledge of industry sectors and the community college system. Navigators help participants overcome obstacles to success while developing their performance skills through one-on-one coaching and support.

CareerConnect has a unique performance skills curriculum based on employer expectations to help people succeed in their career path beyond their technical skills. Through a curriculum covering everything from nailing the interview and understanding workplace culture to handling professional conflict and personal finances, participants are prepared to navigate many career scenarios. In tandem with developing these skills, participants build their industry-specific hard skillset through industry-recognized certifications and short-term credentials.

To learn if you are eligible for CareerConnect, view SJI’s Eligibility Requirements. You can also view more information about the Healthcare and Manufacturing sector programs or contact a Career Navigator with any questions.

Healthcare: 206.483.5114
Manufacturing: 206.728.8826 ext. 710
General: 206.628.6975

Questions about SJI programs? We can help.
Call us at 206.628.6975 or contact our Program Specialist, Shannon Presley, at

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