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“Pathway to Success” – Cordoba Corporation’s New Workforce Development Initiative

group of employeesThe Pathway to Success Program is a workforce development initiative Cordoba Corporation has developed with the objective of Making a Difference in response to heightened concerns about social justice issues that came to the forefront during summer 2020.

two employees and a bannerThe mission of the Pathway to Success program is to develop employable individuals from economically neglected or disadvantaged areas into valuable and successful employees for Cordoba Corporation and other participating firms.  Our vision is to create an environment of support and growth that will open opportunities in the private sector for talented individuals searching for career advancement.

“Diversity and inclusion have part of Cordoba’s DNA since our founding in 1983. As the events of this summer unfolded in response to social justice issues, I felt compelled to see what we could do to make an impactful change,” stated Cordoba Corporation Founder & CEO George L. Pla. “We developed Pathway to Success as a way to invest in and uplift disadvantaged communities and provide a pathway to meaningful career opportunities.”

Pathway to Success is an 18-month program, from recruitment to permanent job offer, including:

  • Basic training – Microsoft suite of products and essential work skills
  • Work/school/training – trade/college/other courses
  • Job training/rotation – within or between sectors or companies
  • Promotional ladder and progressive pay incentives within the program
  • Professional development – field trips to facilities or job sites, lunch and learn sessions, speaker series, and mentorship
  • Graduation/permanent job offer


The pilot program began in August 2020 with nine participants working under the guidance of a Training Coordinator.

For more information or to support the Pathway to Success program as a mentor or partnering firm, please contact Cordoba’s Pathway to Success Co-Chairs Aundria Armstrong at or Stephan Tucker at

For additional information, please enjoy the following YouTube videos:

Introducing Pathway to Success

Pathway to Success Video (introduced at Breathe SoCal Breath of Live Virtual Gala as part of event sponsorship)

Photo Details
Top Right Photo (from left to right):  Pathway to Success Team Members 
Gabriella Urquidez, Devin Phillips, Malik Vallerie, Austin Teems, Sandra Luna, Keith Applewhite, Korey Warren, Taheerah Ruffin, and Jaleel Jackson.

Lower Left Photo (from left to right):  Pathway to Success Co-Chair and Director of Program Management (Water Infrastructure Sector) Stephan Tucker and Pathway to Success Training Coordinator Niara Harvey.  Not pictured:  Pathway to Success Co-Chair and Relocation Project Manager (Education and Facilities Sector) Aundria Armstrong.