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United Way CareerRise Awards Grant Funding for Workforce Development Program

Author: Douglas County Economic Development

August 2, 2019 (Douglasville, GA) – United Way CareerRise announced the partnership between West Georgia Technical College, the Douglas County Economic Development Authority, and the Coweta County Development Authority will receive grant funding in the amount of $73,840 to support the adult version of the Career Ready Training Program.

“The Career Ready Training Program was initiated, developed and implemented in partnership with the business community. With the unemployment rate reaching historical lows, our industry partners are seeking innovative ways to reach a new pipeline of talent. We are very excited to work with our partners in education and industry on this creative initiative” says Breezy Straton, Director of Existing Industry and Workforce, for the Douglas County Economic Development Authority.

“Finding quality talent is a challenge for most companies and innovative programs such as the Career Ready Training Program allows the residents of the community the opportunity to receive training specifically designed to meet the needs of the businesses. We are thrilled to partner with both the Youth and the Adult Career Ready Training Programs” – Beverly Tate, Human Resources Director at Gordon Food Service, Douglasville

The Career Ready Training Program will begin September 3, 2019 at the Douglas Campus of West Georgia Technical College. All interested participants must attend an information session – for more information go