NextGen (Youth): Workforce Service for Ages 16-24

Posted in: Workforce & Economy

WorkSource Atlanta Regional’s NextGen program provides year-round workforce training and education program for people 16-24 years old who live in Cherokee, Clayton, Douglas, Fayette, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties.

Participants must meet low-income guidelines and possess significant and defined barriers to education and employment. Programs are funded by the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) and provided by contracted providers in each county. The Atlanta Regional Workforce Development Board (ARWDB) NextGen Committee provides expertise in youth policy and assists the ARWDB in developing and recommending youth employment and training policy.

NextGen Programs in Your County

To find WorkSource programs elsewhere in Georgia, visit the WorkSource Georgia Services – Technical College System of Georgia.

Success Stories

Employers such as the South State Bank, the Riverdale Fire Department and others have provided on the job training skills training and more to young people.

Job Search Tips and Resources

Young woman in job interview

Develop Your “Elevator Pitch”

Develop a 30-second “elevator pitch” that tells who you are, that you are looking for a job and what field you are targeting. Make sure to mention which areas of the region you are willing to work, whether you have a car/transportation, and when you are able to start.

Exchanging business cards

Create Personal Info Cards

Put key information on a 3×5 index card to distribute to prospective employers.

Helpful Websites

Youth Grievance and Complaint Procedures

If you believe you have been harmed by a violation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act or regulations of this program, you have the right to file a grievance/complaint as well as request information and assistance with filing a complaint.

Youth Grievance Procedures

For more information about NextGen, send an email to: