WorkSource Cobb/CobbWorks Hosts Summer 2022 Graduation for GED/High School Diploma Program

The CobbWorks Literacy Program and the CobbWorks B.O.S.S. Young Professionals program hosted and celebrated eighteen (18) graduates during the Summer 2022 Literacy Program Graduation Ceremony. Eleven (11) individuals received a high school diploma and a total of seven (7) 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:

· Career coaching

· 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

· Employment opportunities

The program goals are to improve employability and wages for youth and adults through education, employment, and training.