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How Bridging the Gap works

To identify students who are likely to be good matches for the program, CATC screens for motivation and other success factor. Students may self-identify.

A rigorous application process is followed by life skills training, job-readiness workshops, state certification and other industry-specific training, testing, hiring screens and job interviews. Program supports are standardized for efficiency but allow for customization to meet individual student or employer needs.

Assignment of an on-the-job mentor is one of many essential components. Tuition assistance for higher education is available through the employers as well, and students are encouraged to continue their education.