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WORK READY PROGRAm

 

Coming Spring 2023!

 

Atlanta GLOW's workforce development and education program is a comprehensive youth employment initiative serving in-and out-of-school youth ages 14-25, who face barriers to education, training, and employment. Our program will help participants overcome barriers to employment and make the connection between education and work. Youth will participate in 4 weeks of paid, entry-level work readiness and soft skills training, 8 weeks of paid, seasonal on-the-job training paired with 6 months of career mentoring and post-program job placement assistance. 

 

Program Dates - TBD

Program Location - TBD

Program Format

  • 4 Weeks of Job Training (2 Sessions/Week)

    • Virtual Tuesday Sessions and In-Person Saturday Sessions

  • 8 Weeks of Part-Time Seasonal Employment

  • Career Assessment and Mentoring

  • Post-Program Placement Assistance

 

Download Parental Consent Form

eligibility criteria

To participate in our programs, individuals must:

  • Be between the ages of 14-25

  • Obtain parental consent for participation (applicable for ages 14-17)

  • At minimum, be a HS or GED student or graduate

  • Reside in the metropolitan Atlanta area

  • Have a low- to moderate- household income

  • Be highly motivated to learn new skills

  • Commit to our program attendance policy

  • Communicate regularly with program staff/volunteers
  • Abide by all program policies and procedures

enrollment steps

To apply and enroll in any of our programs, individuals must complete the following steps within 30 days of the program start date:

  • Fill out our Program Application

 

For our work ready program, the following steps are additional:

  • Complete an Online Orientation and Completion Quiz

  • Take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Careers Assessment

  • Review MBTI results virtually or by phone with program staff

EARN AND LEARN

Atlanta GLOW utilizes an Earn and Learn incentive program to reward participants for goal achievement and successful program completion. Participants earn a cash incentive for each curriculum component they successfully complete (e.g., training and mentoring sessions), allowing them to supplement their income and/or build assets as they make learning, development and personal growth a priority. They can also earn bonus dollars by completing volunteer projects or community service activities. All incentives are distributed to participants on upon successful program completion. 

attendance policy

Our attendance policy allows for up to 1 excused  absence for our Mentoring, Leadership, Work Ready and Financial Literacy Programs; and up to 3 excused absences for our Life Skills Training Program.  We understand that emergencies happen and students may need to be excused from class. We ask that students communicate any anticipated absence with our program staff and make arrangements to make up any missed work. Individuals who miss the maximum number of program sessions allowable may be removed from the program and/or forfeit part or all of the allotted program incentives.