Welcome to Johnson & Johnson’s Bridge to Employment 30-year celebration! We invite you to explore BTE’s full 30-year history through an interactive timeline and oral history. We’re excited to celebrate 30 years and can’t wait to see what the future holds!

Discover the Timeline

FHI 360 staff and Bridge to Employment Youth Leadership Council representatives conducted 30 interviews with BTE alumni and program partners, capturing 30 years of Building partnerships, Transforming communities, and Empowering youth. We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the 30 people who offered their time, insights, and memories to the creation of this oral history. Your stories helped to illuminate BTE’s great accomplishments and brought the program’s rich history to life.

Open the PDF below to dive into BTE’s 30-year oral history.

As part of Johnson & Johnson’s Bridge To Employment 30-year celebration, we are sharing personal reflections, milestones, and moments from its past and present. These reflections capture the promise of the program, the dedication of those who make BTE a reality, and its impact on young lives.




First up, Meet Peg Forrestel, Early BTE Champion Fostering Empowerment, Partnership, and Collaboration.



Meet Melvin Kioko Malemba, a BTE Alumnus from the Nairobi, Kenya site.



30 Years


Read about BTE’s enduring model, shared by Director Lisa Johnson.




Take a look back at the Sydney, Australia site.




Student Spotlight: A Pathway Forward Andrew Gibson, BTE Alum & Pathways Student.




See How, with Bridge to Employment, Johnson & Johnson is 30 Years Ahead of the Curve on Social Programming.



2021 Student Ambassador Maida Matsasi Rasekhomo reflects on the value of her experience.





BTE Alum Paul Hegarty from Cork, Ireland, talks about how BTE gave him the confidence to pursue engineering.