On-Ramp is a training program designed to build foundation skills of individuals who do not have the education or skill level required to be successful in the more advanced classroom instruction. This instruction will allow an individual to start from their current skill level at or below 6th grade level in math and/or reading, and provide them with skill training. This training will result in a certification that is relevant to the regions key industries along with giving the individual pre-employment skills.
Target populations include: Low income individuals (200% below federal poverty guidelines), English Language Learners, Individuals with math and/or reading skills below the 6th grade level, and Individuals with a disability.
Industry focuses include: Healthcare, Manufacturing, Transportation.
Course examples include: Contextualized Math and Reading instruction, Northstar Digital Literacy computer instruction, Career exploration, Work Experience and On the Job Training, 1st Aid/CPR, Infection Control for Healthcare, ServSafe Food Handler, Personal Care Assistant.