The CobbWorks Literacy Program and the CobbWorks B.O.S.S. Young Professionals program hosted and celebrated twenty-three (23) graduates during the Fall 2021 Literacy Program Graduation Ceremony. Seventeen (17) individuals ranging in age from 18 to 55 received a high school diploma and a total of five (5) individuals aged 16 to 24 received a GED.
Working in collaboration with Cobb Adult Education and the American International Cyber Institute, adult participants received an opportunity to elevate their career trajectory by earning either a high school diploma or GED. In addition to earning these foundational credentials, participants received a wealth of resources and services, including:
English as a second language (ESL);
Digital, financial and family literacy services
Professional development/soft skills workshops
Resume and interview skills support
Barrier removal in the form of supportive services
Up to $10,000 in scholarships over 2 years for post-secondary education/skills training.
Internships and work experience
The program goals are to improve employability and wages for youth and adults through education, employment and training.