Apply Now: The Featherstone Foundation’s 10-week certification program, Building Pathways,  provides low-income, underemployed and unemployed multicultural trainees in Maryland with the opportunity to become licensed practitioners in the insurance industry. The program creates a pathway for economic development, career growth, and community for individuals seeking to grow within the insurance industry. Our cohort model program includes access to a comprehensive pre-licensing course, resume building and interview preparation, study support, and licensing examination. 

The application deadline: ROLLING 

As a result of our workforce program, graduates will be prepared to apply and secure a role in the insurance industry with partners such as  State Farm and other insurance agencies, establishing themselves in a growing industry and earning salaries and benefits. 

Our Track Record: 

  • Boubacar D., Mali, State Farm
  • Soliana G., Eritrea, State Farm
  • Cheick D., Mali, State Farm
  • Delia R., Mexico, New York Life Insurance Company

Candidates must meet the minimum requirements to apply:

  • Have an interest learning about the insurance, property, and casualty industry

  • Be ready for professional growth, a career change and willing to accept a new position by December 2021

  • Live in Maryland 

  • and be able to work in the U.S.: Work Permit, Permanent Resident, U.S. National or U.S. Citizen.

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

  • Speak English fluently 

  • Be available to attend program sessions Tuesdays from 6:00pm – 8:30pm and be available to attend live pre-licensing course sessions on November 10 and 11 from 9:00am – 4:00pm EST

We strongly encourage candidates who have decided not to obtain a four-year degree to also apply to this program.

Candidates should possess some of these skills:  

  • Customer service
  • Retail experience 
  • Cash-handling experience 
  • Sales experience
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure

Program Schedule

  • Application Deadline:  ROLLING
  • Program Sessions:

    • November 2, 2021, 6:00pm – 8:30pm

    • November 9, 2021, 6:00pm – 8:30pm

    • November 16, 2021, 6:00pm – 8:30pm

    • November 23, 2021, 6:00pm – 8:30pm

    • November 30, 2021, 6:00pm – 8:30pm

    • December 7, 2021, 6:00pm – 8:30pm

    • December 14, 2021, 6:00pm – 8:30pm

  • LIVE CERTIFICATION Learning Sessions:

    • November 10 and 11 from 9:00am – 4:00pm EST