Workforce Development
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HUMAN IMPACT

PROJECT OF

ATLANTA

 

WORKFORCE DEVELOPENT PROGRAMS. Are you a person with a disability? Do you need help finding and keeping a job? You may be eligible for one of the many here in Georgia. Workforce Development Programs offers a progressive training method to prepare people with disabilities, return to work after long term out of work, formerly incarcerated and chronically unemployed for competitive employment.

Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Administration (GVRA)

The Vocational Rehabilitation wing of GVRA helps people with disabilities find and maintain employment. As every individual person is different, so too are the services we offer. Some people may just need hearing aid while others may need help going to college while others may assistive technology like screen readers or text magnifiers while others still might need additional training

 

WORKFORCE ATLANTA

 

TICKET TO WORK

 

JOB DISCRIMINATION PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

 

JOB SEARCH OPTIONS

 

LOCAL TEMP AND DAY LABOR AGENCIES

 

HIPAtlanta Workforce Development Program

 

Target: Returning Citizens (formerly incarcerated), Persons with Disabilities Returning to Work, Unemployed and Chronically Unemployed

 

Approach: Right Now Jobs training, certification and placement. Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation targeting Formerly Incarcerated, SSA Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program targeting Persons with Disabilities and Atlanta Regional Commission targeting unemployed and/or chronically unemployed, Veterans, Homeless, Youth and Seniors in the City of Atlanta six neighboring counties (Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Henry, Gwinnett)

 

Challenges: (1) Training Schedule Gaps (2) Trainer Turnover (3) Facilitation cost (4) Accessible sites (5) Limited or no Online access, (6) Cultural Sensitivity, (7) Criminal History

Benefits: (1)Enhance local training opportunities (2) Coordinate consistent trainings (3) Recruit local CBO POL’s to become trainers (4) New inner city job placement opportunities for GED/HSD, Youth, Veterans, Returning Citizens, Persons with Disabilities (5) Model Replication (6) Bridge service access gaps (7)Data Analysis

 

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