Community Pathways to Grocery Careers
The Community Pathways to Grocery Careers Program is here!
CPGC is a paid pre-employment program for English Language Learners from immigrant and refugee communities. This two-week program will prepare participants to enter the retail grocery industry in union-represented positions with good wages, benefits and pathways to career advancement.
CPGC is a partnership between WeTrain Washington, Asian Counseling and Referral Service, Partner in Employment, and United Food and Commercial Workers union Local 3000.
Use the button below to register for an information session!
Participation in an Info Session is Required to Apply!
Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) – Getu Hunde, 206-805-8950 email@example.com
Partner in Employment (PIE) – Mohamed Abdirahman, 206-429-3824 firstname.lastname@example.org
WeTrain Washington – Sarah Laslett, 206-383-1276 email@example.com
What is included in the Community Pathways to Grocery Careers Program?
Best practices in customer service
Grocery store departments and products
Store jobs and career pathways
Food and workplace safety
Union contract benefits
Grocery store field trip
Interview skills & resume workshop
Job Fair with multiple grocery store employers with current openings
Where is the program?
Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Sept. 11 – Sept. 22, 2023
Seattle Labor Temple
5030 1st Ave South
Seattle, WA 98134
*Job Fair will be on the last day of class
Tuesday, August 8th
ACRS - 3639 Martin Luther King Jr Way South Seattle, WA 98144
Information Session #1
Wednesday, August 9th
PIE - 19530 International Blvd. Suite #108 SeaTac,
Information Session #2
Monday, August 14th
Information Session #3
Sunday, August 27th
September 11th - September 22nd
What will you get from participation?
40 hours of in-person training (20 hours per week for two weeks)
Stipend of $50 per class; $500 maximum for full participation
Certificate of Completion from WeTrain
Expert instruction from an experienced ELL workforce development trainer
Food handler’s permit
Support from ACRS or PIE