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Groundwork, ASD’s innovative workforce development program delivers paid, on-the-job training to people with barriers to employment.

If you’re experiencing employment barriers that keep you from making career progress, we’re here to help. Through our Groundwork program, ASD aims to provide participants with barriers to employment paid, on-the-job training. To stay aligned with ASD’s core mission, our program focuses primarily on the agriculture and food industry. Our goal is to deliver transferable skills supported by industry certification so that you will have broad options for growing a strong career. Earn money while you build valuable skills that will help set you on a path to a solid career and apply today!

Need skills? Apply to Groundwork!

Barriers to Employment

A barrier to employment is a challenge that prevents you from getting or keeping a job, or advancing your career. These challenges include, but aren’t limited to:

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We are always looking for business partners who can provide job shadowing, mentoring, and educational opportunities. If you’re interested in helping build our economy by building a more skilled workforce, contact Debbie Browning, Groundwork Program Manager.

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