Wednesday, September 08, 2021 2:30 PM ~ 3:30 PM ET

An agricultural upgrade, in the world of the National Farmworker Jobs Program, is when a farmworker advances in their career without leaving agriculture. Farmworkers are skilled and in high demand, and we need to talk about how to retain this essential workforce. This presentation includes a discussion about what an agricultural upgrade looks like in practice and what partnerships are necessary to make any up-skilling approach for farmworkers successful.



PathStone Corporation in Pennsylvania, an NFJP grantee, will share its policies and methodologies that assist agricultural workers with attaining new and better-paid positions in farm work. Additionally, participants will learn about available resources for on-the-job training (OJT) and other work-based learning strategies, which will come in handy when developing their own agricultural upgrade approach.




Thoa Hoang, Workforce Analyst, National Farmworker Jobs Program, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration



Nita D'Agostino, Senior Vice President, Pathstone Corporation