On January 30, WorkSource Cobb/CobbWorks, Inc. presented Sweetwater Mission with a $5,000 grant for digital literacy classes. The grant allowed Sweetwater Mission to expand upon their existing program by augmenting their curriculum and offering multiple class times to accommodate their clients’ schedules. Brian Hamilton, executive director of Sweetwater Mission, expressed his gratitude stating, “We are thankful for CobbWorks and the partnership we have together providing GED classes and basic computer classes. They support our efforts to transform our clients in South Cobb County.”
WorkSource Cobb/CobbWorks, Inc. chose to partner with Sweetwater Mission because of the positive impact they have made in the south area of the county. “In addition to providing direct services ourselves, WorkSource Cobb/CobbWorks, Inc. leverages our resources strategically to support other organizations in our common mission of helping people develop skills for better jobs. This grant to Sweetwater Mission expands our ability to help more people in an area of the county we want to see grow and thrive,” noted John Helton, president and CEO of WorkSource Cobb/CobbWorks, Inc.
Additionally, WorkSource Cobb/CobbWorks, Inc and Sweetwater Mission equally recognize the importance of computer skills in today’s job market. Basic skills such as keyboarding, MS Outlook and MS Word are essential to obtaining and retaining employment. Donna Frankovsky, the literacy program manager at WorkSource Cobb/CobbWorks, Inc, explained, “Computer skills are a necessary tool when transitioning to the workplace and/or post-secondary schooling. The computer skills training program will empower adult learners with the skills critical for success in the workforce.”