Level Up Your Skills!
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- 8mo of Hacker Lab Access
- Tech & Manufacturing Training
- Career & Entrepreneurship Support
Apply Now! Program is ongoing.
Are you looking to level-up your career opportunities in entrepreneurship, technology or manufacturing?
If so, this program is for you!
- 8 months of Hacker Lab access
- Gain tech and manufacturing skills
- Job hunting support
- Entrepreneurship support
Do I Qualify?
To qualify for the Pathways program you must meet the following criteria:
- Live in Sacramento County
- Earn less than $30,146.50 annually and cannot otherwise afford Hacker Lab membership
- Click here for detailed criteria and program information
Maker Space Access
Hacker Lab offers a community driven makerspace and coworking space — designed for do-it-your-selfers, creatives and entrepreneurs
This 24/7 workspace is for you -- on your time.
Learn Something New
You’ll get access to in person one-on-one training programs. Learn by doing and making!
Think welding, photography, jewelry making, or web design, and electronics - we have classes and experts to help you grow!
Our job is to help our community members advance their career - either by getting a job or starting/ growing your business. We are connected to tons of local resources including mentors, companies, organizations and are here to help you think big and realize your dreams!
Not an exaggeration - there's a lot more.
Our Goals - Why We're Doing This
Our goal is to strengthen the Sacramento Region's workforce and economic resiliency by helping YOU accomplish the one of the following goals:
Discover and advance your career - With a wide variety of classes and career advisers at hand, you'll gain hands-on experience in-demand career fields in technology and manufacturing.
Start or Grow a Business - Access resources including coworking, maker space equipment and business advisers to help you start and grow your business, including during COVID-19.
Build Your Community Support Network - Build relationships with your peers and fellow aspiring creatives, entrepreneurs, and freelancers to gain support and new friendships on your journey.
In their own words...
"With my SBDC advisor, I am restructuring my business, as was my initial goal when I began the Pathways program. I'm using the strategies learned so far to plan the fulfillment of the largest wholesale order I've received to date with a notable art museum. Current wholesale order is over 10x that previously secured."
- Omonovie Okhade, '18-'19
who grew her business 10x
"I had no space to work. Hacker Lab provided me with an exciting and thought-provoking working environment and professional work space. In addition, it allowed me to meet people who mentored me on the spot ... I was able to complete the revision of a novel, used a coding class to make a multilingual book and found voiceover gigs to increase revenue."
- Nathalie Mvondo, '18-'19
who created her startup
"Since launching my business in December 2018, I've made sales at six First Friday Open Studio shows at WAL and Hacker Lab's Second Saturdays shows. Via Startup Hustle, I've improved my business plan, marketing, and website. I've collaborated and explored new fields of textiles and home decor."