Creative Sector Pathway

The Creative Sector Pathway Program (CSPP) is a hands on, free initiative designed to empower and cultivate autonomy in youth aged 13-24. LaunchSpace warmly serves youth of all gender identities, ethnicities and races who may feel disengaged and/or disconnected from education and employment pathways to success. We welcome participants of all educational backgrounds and actively work to ensure access for youth of color, youth who are LGBTQIA+, disabled, current and former foster youth, on probation or from low-income households, as well as others who experience barriers to participation in the workforce.


What we do:

The Creative Sector Pathway Program prepares young people to develop agency in their lives by providing hands-on, real-world, tools, techniques, and machine training, creative sector workforce development, and apprenticeships or paid internships to people ages 13-24.



How We Do It:

Working with our dedicated Program Coordinator, each participant collaboratively develops an individual service plan identifying a step by step path to the achievement of creative skills, career and educational goals. The assessment includes questions about dreams and obstacles, educational background and goals, career background and goals, and health and wellness needs. Using this assessment tool, CSPP provides access to complete wrap around services for participants utilizing our coalition of community partners and develops and implements individualized plans.

CSPP is divided into distinct pieces: Training and Exploration and Apprenticeship/Internship placement and takes place over two semesters over the course of a year.

During the first semester of the program, all CSPP participants attend five hours per week of hands-on experiential education in tools and machine training and entrepreneurship to prepare them for creative workforce opportunities or business launches. During the training and exploration phase, participants work to mastery in specific shops and are offered facilitated out of class time using their LaunchSpace memberships to immerse themselves in our 13,000 sq.ft. facility. LaunchSpace encourages all participants to use this time to pursue their passion, deepen their techniques, and find their unique voice.

Leveraging our 13000 SQ ft state of the art MakerSpace, our in House Skills Training includes:

  • Graphic Design
  • 2d to 3d design
  • Electronics
  • 3D Printing
  • Laser Cutting
  • Pottery
  • Woodshop
  • Leather
  • Textiles
  • Jewelry
  • Stained glass
  • Photography
  • Commercial Embroidery
  • Screenprinting


Woven into hands on skills development are specially curated life skills and business incubation workshops through our partners, Including:

  • Personal Financial Literacy
  • Business Financial Literacy
  • Digital Literacy
  • Lean Canvas/business planning
  • Entrepreneurial thinking
  • Leadership/civic engagement
  • Social Media and Marketing
  • Career/College Exploration
  • Secondary and PostSecondary success
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Identifying Goals and Overcoming Obstacles
  • Academic Coaching
  • Credit Recovery
  • HiSet Tutoring
  • Fundamental literacy and numeracy skills
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Entrepreneurship
  • 1:1 small business coaching
  • Health and Wellness


CSPP includes a badge and certificate system, in which once certification is obtained, our innovative model matches students with apprenticeship or paid internship opportunities. All badges are verifiable and quantifiable across businesses and build foundational to mastery skills in each area. All training, workshops, apprenticeships and internships are located in the Orange Innovation Center alleviating barriers due to transportation. With nineteen small businesses inside LaunchSpace and fifty small businesses in the Orange Innovation Center students have a variety of internship opportunities in the Creative Sector, Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare and Social Service, Education, and Information Technology.


Want to know more?

For more information contact our Program & Membership Director,
Sid Nordstrom at