Workforce Partnerships in Action


The construction industry is growing in metro Atlanta and the demand for skilled workers is high. In early 2016, Atlanta CareerRise invested in construction as a new sector of focus, and committed funding to scale two promising partnerships:

  • Construction Ready at TCWFI expands a successful 20-day boot camp program in basic construction and CDL B/Ready Mix with partners Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA), the Center for Working Families (TCWFI), and others. The program will train and place 60 unemployed individuals into full-time, industry-based employment and offers a chance for students to gain industry-recognized credentials and enter a clear path for career growth. CareerRise funding also provides a mobile training capability so the boot camp can be offered at multiple sites.
  • Goodwill's Floor Installation Program in partnership with Chattahoochee Technical College, Shaw Industries, Spectra Contract Flooring, National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) and the International Certified Floorcovering Installers Association, is a 7 week hands on-classroom instruction and on-the-job training program that will serve 48 students. CareerRise funding is expanding the partnership based on lessons learned from pilot training. Successful graduates earn industry-recognized credentials and complete a paid internship with employer partners.

For more information please contact Heather Evans at

Atlanta CareerRise

Through workforce partnerships individuals can gain the skills they need for career advancement and to meet the employers' need for a skilled workforce!

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