Cobb is launching BOSS, a career pathway program targeted to young adults ages
16-24. Eligible Cobb County residents will have access to free education
tuition, paid work experience opportunities, job readiness workshops, career
counseling, and more.
participants can enter the program at any stage in their career development
whether they need to earn a GED, obtain work experience, or are ready to gain
education in their desired career. WorkSource Cobb staff support participants
and help them achieve their goals through career coaching and incentives.
BOSS initiative asks young people to be BOLD by investing in themselves and applying for the
program, be OPEN to opportunities presented, earn SKILLS to get the job they
want, and finally be SUCCESSFUL. We want to empower young people today to take
ownership of their futures like a boss," said Sonya Grant, Executive Director
of WorkSource Cobb. "If they are willing to put in the work, we can help them
achieve their goals and even earn money along the way." Participants can earn
up to $8,500 while they participate in career development workshops, go on
college and career tours, get their GED or high school diploma, attend skills
training, intern through work experience, gain employment, enter college or
join the military.
program is offered to Cobb residents through the Workforce Innovation and
Opportunity Act. Participants must meet eligibility requirements in order to
receive services. Anyone interested can contact WorkSource Cobb BOSS program by
calling 770-528-4300 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org