Job Training

Our Programs Work

If your situation makes it hard to get and keep a job, we can help.

We help people with barriers to employment get the skills they need for a real career.

We assist you with support services, so you can find stability and make progress.

If you are ready to do the hard work, we will be by your side every step of the way. 

Which program is right for you?

If you have dealt with poverty, addiction, homelessness or a criminal record we can help. If you have tried before but nothing seemed to work, we offer a chance to turn your life around! FareStart programs are free of charge to our students. See which of our three programs is right for you:

Adults over 18

Adult Culinary Program: A 16-week program for adults who are working their way toward a new start in life.

Youth 16-24

Youth Barista Program: An 8-week program to help you get all the skills and customer service training you need to get a good job.

Interagency Academy

Youth Culinary Program: An 8-week support and job training program for students in Seattle Public Schools Interagency Academy. 

Our grads get hired

More than 90% of FareStart adult graduates and 75% of youth graduates have good jobs within 90 days of finishing the program. 

Live outside the Puget Sound area?

If you need job training and support, but don’t live near Seattle, our partner, Catalyst Kitchens are in 65 locations from California to Scotland. 

The FareStart Experience

What is it like to be a FareStart student or graduate? These short videos will give you a good idea of what our programs are really like, and how they can help you turn your life around.

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