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Workforce Development


Workforce Development programs are influential in supporting robust economies and producing a high-quality workforce valued by employers. At Passage Home, the Workforce Development program is intended to provide services that help individuals enter and advance in the workplace through job placement assistance, training and education, and assist employers with recruitment and training opportunities.


$ amount in scholarships provided for job training courses in FY 2019


Industry Recognized Certifications


Percentage of employed who maintained job for 90+ days

The exponential increase in Wake County’s population has created additional workforce needs and demands in key sector industries. Industries such as Culinary, Highway Workers (DOT), Warehouse Logistics, HVAC, Guest Room Attendants, and other industries that help support the infrastructure of the community.

Through established relationships with participants, employers, state and local training providers, and community partnerships we can provide trainings that lead to industry recognized certificates and ensure adequate skills and preparation for the workforce. Along with credentials, eligible participants can also receive housing stability and life skills case management services.

We currently are looking to expand in high demand industries sectors as well as continue to build workforce collaborations with community partners in an effort to bring additional workforce training to Wake County.

If you are interested in advancing your educational or employment career or looking for a new partnership opportunity with Passage Home, please contact Darren Moore

What is Career Path

A career path is a series of jobs that help you progress towards your goals and objectives.

Your career path includes the jobs you’ll need to hit your ultimate career goal, but it doesn’t need to follow a straight line. There’s no blueprint or timetable for climbing the career ladder. 

Career paths traditionally imply vertical growth or advancement to higher-level positions, but they can also include lateral (sideways) movement within or across industries


2 Month

Do you have experience
working and ready to
get back to work with
ongoing support?

Passage Home’s
employment placement
program will help you
find the right job and
help you along
interview process

3 Month

Are you looking to
increase your earning
to learn a new skills
trade with ongoing

Earn an industry
recognized certificate
online or in-person in
an in-demand trade and
improve your upward
economic mobility.

4 Month

Not sure where to start,
not sure what you’re
qualified for, or have
significant barriers to
a career?

Earn an industry
receive Passage Home’s
employment placement
program, and receive
ongoing support to
help overcome any
barriers you face.


• Culinary Arts *
• HVAC *
• Commercial Driver’s License
(CDL) *
• Hotel Guest Services *
• Barber and Cosmetology *

•Project Management
•Human Resources
•Medical Billing and Coding
•Pharmacy Technician
•Physical Therapy Technician
•Electronic Health
Records Specialist
•EKG Technician
•Phlebotomy Technician
•Veterinary Assistant
•Computer, Network, and
Cyber Security Technician

• Professional Tax Preparer
• Business and Leadership
• Human Resources
• Help Desk
• Dental Support Technician
• EKG Technician
• Medical Billing and Coding
• Pharmacy Technician
• HVACR Technician
• CIW Database Design
•Legal Court Interpreter –
• GED Academy Prep

Here’s How to Work With Us

We are working hard to help as many potential job seekers as possible to find employment during this pandemic.If you are currently looking for employment or training, please follow these steps:

  1. Fill out a profile in our applicant portal using the Apply Now button.
  2. Our WFD Specialist will match you withan employment opportunityor training program.
  3. Complete your paperwork online and stop by our office BY APPOINTMENT toshow your ID.
  4. Get started with employment or training in hours, not days or weeks.