Career Pathways

The BOSS Career Training and Employment Center (CTEC) assists system-impacted people with job placement and retention. Many of our participants are formerly incarcerated, homeless and/or low-income. One of the services we offer is a long-term career planning program called Career Pathways. Career Pathways assists participants who are interested in solidifying a job skill that will ensure them to a lifelong career. CTEC partners with the Peralta Community College system in getting participants enrolled in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs the colleges offer. To learn more about the program please click here.

Career Pathways Participant Stories: 

Jashawn Foreman

Jashawn Foreman, BOSS CTEC participant is currently enrolled at College of Alameda and studies Psychology. He plans to transfer to a four-year university and enroll in a bachelor degree program. Jashawn enrolled through the Career Pathways program over this past summer and has recently started school, with his first day being on August 19, 2019. Immediately after the first day of school, Jashawn came to BOSS to let the staff know about his day. Jashawn expressed, “I felt a little nervous. It’s been so long since I’ve been in school. It is a matter of motivation and self-belief that you are going to make it no matter the circumstances. Thank you to BOSS for helping me with this milestone.” Jashawn was also placed in employment through BOSS.

Devante Mccormick, BOSS CTEC participant is currently enrolled at the College of Alameda and is training in the  Automotive Technology program. He aspires to have a successful career as an automotive tech. Devante was also placed in employment through BOSS. Devante stated, “Since being at BOSS it has been a good experience and very impactful on my life.”

Roman Hall

Ramon Hall, BOSS CTEC participant is currently enrolled at Merritt College studying Substance Abuse Counseling. Ramon started courses this past summer and is currently studying for the Fall 2019 semester. After enrolling in school, he was placed in a job as a substance abuse counselor for youth.

For more information or to get involved by training or hiring, contact Charlette Viney at