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Specialized Training

Innovative Approach

At WorkSource Cobb we are constantly trying to innovate our approach to serving our customers. We strive to be as responsive to the needs of both job seekers and employers. Sometimes traditional WIOA training programs and employer services do not offer the best results for either customer base.

The metro-Atlanta area has five high-demand industries that are consistently growing and in need of new talent. In response, we have partnered with several organizations to offer specialized training programs in IT, construction, and healthcare. Click below for more information on each program.

Construction Ready

The Construction Ready program is a 4 week, nationally accredited, hands-on construction training, and certification program. Earn up to eight industry-recognized credentials including OSHA 10 Hour Card, Laser Certification, Forklift Safety, and NCCER Core Credential. You will also have the opportunity to work with some of Atlanta's best commercial construction contractors. This program is background friendly.

This program is made possible through a partnership with the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia.

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Technology Career Program

The 16-week Technology Career Program prepares you for a career in the growing technology job market. Training certifications include web development, Microsoft Azure, Sharepoint, and SCRUM. In addition, participants receive professional and money management education. This program is made possible through a partnership with Goodwill of North Georgia and Techbridge.

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CompTIA A+ and Network+ Program

The 15-week network support training prepares you to sit for and pass the CompTIA A+ and Network+ certification exams. You will gain skills in computer maintenance, installation, troubleshooting, network security concepts, mobile technology, and in-demand customer service.

This program is made possible through a partnership with Per Scholas.

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The Welding 8-week program is designed to give participants job-specific, skills-based training and an opportunity to earn industry credentials (including AWS Certified Welder Certification) upon successful completion. Training includes on-the-job training, paid internships, and job search assistance. This program is made possible through a partnership with Goodwill of North Georgia.

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Success Story: Ishmael Burden

Our specialized training programs are more than just training! They are the door-opener to a new career and new life!

Ishmael Burden, Construction Ready Graduate

"My rise at Anning-Johnson has been described by some of my superiors as 'stellar.'...I was invited to serve on the Safety Committee of the Atlanta District, a policy-making board that brings together some of the company’s highest-ranking officers with field employees... I also was appointed to serve as a Site Safety Manager on one of the largest construction projects in the Atlanta area.

Check out Ishmael's full story here

Ishmael Burden