Fulton Workforce Development to prep youths for jobs

September 9, 20162min1680
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The Fulton County Workforce Development Division will host a Youth Enrichment Services (YES) orientation session for youth ages 16 to 21 who are in need of employment. The session, the second one offered this month, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 21, 11 a.m. to noon, at the Adamsville Career Center, 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta.

Parents are welcome to attend the session, which will provide information on Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) eligibility requirements.

Workforce Development wants young people to apply for participation in the YES program. The year-round program increases work opportunities for youth, encourages leadership and promotes independent thinking.  YES also assists Fulton County youths with evaluating and accomplishing their educational and career goals as well as fulfilling their personal potential. Program participants meet one-on-one on an appointment basis with their youth advisors or in in scheduled group meetings.

Employment assistance includes the following services:

GED Assistance

  • Work Experience Opportunities
  • Career Advisement
  • Summer Career Exploration Paid Apprenticeships
  • Free Internet Access
  • Entrepreneurial Training
  • Mentoring Services
  • Life Skills Workshops
  • Tutoring/Study Skills Assistance
  • Job Readiness Workshops

The Office of Workforce Development is a division of the Fulton County Housing and Community Development Department.

Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability including communications in an alternative format should contact the Disability Services Liaison in the Housing and Community Development Department at 404-613-7944 five days in advance of an event.  To obtain Georgia Relay Access, citizens should dial 711.

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