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

Cherokee County

Cherokee Youth Works
100 Hickory Circle
Canton, GA 30115
770.345.5483
www.cherokeefocus.org

Clayton County

WorkSource Atlanta Regional
Shivanee Rao
Career Manager
shivanee@poconnects.com
404-509-2881
Project Outsource Connects
685 Highway 138 Suite 200
Jonesboro, GA 30326

Hearts to Nourish Hope
640 Hwy 138 SW
Riverdale, GA 30274
770.997.4511
www.heartstonourishhope.org

Project Outsource Connect
685 GA-138 Hwy, Suite 200
Jonesboro, GA 30238
678-519-2422

The Bridge Academy In-School Youth Provider
The Bridge Academy serves all counties
3707 Main St.
College Park, GA 30337
770.961.5421
www.thebridgeacademy.us

Douglas County

Project Outsource Connect
8687 Hospital Dr.
Douglasville Ga 30134
470-447-7145

Fayette County

Gwinnett County

WorkSource Atlanta Regional
Sylvia Mosley
1509 Pleasant Hill Road
Duluth, GA 30096
youth@ging.org
770-377-2778

Center for Pan Asian Community (CPACS)
4405 International Blvd., Suite C-101
Norcross, GA 30093
770.936.0969 ext. 125
www.cpacs.org

Hearts to Nourish Hope
585 Old Norcross Rd, Suite K
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
770.997.4511
www.heartstonourishhope.org

Henry County

Project Outsource Connect
821 Pavilion Pkwy Suite C
McDonough Ga 30252
470-844-6415

Rockdale County

Project Outsource Connect
1400 Parker Rd.
Conyers, GA 30094
470-447-7145

To find WorkSource programs elsewhere in Georgia, visit the Georgia Department of Economic Development WIOA Career Centers.

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: NextGen@atlantaregional.com.