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

Paxen
809 Flint River Rd.
Jonesboro, GA 30238
www.paxen.com

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

PEPP, Inc.
12461 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Suite 561
Douglasville, GA 30134
770.577.7771 ext. 302
www.peppinc.org

Fayette County

Paxen
1572 Highway 85, Suite 338
Fayetteville, GA 30214
229.255.8596
678.387.9224
www.paxen.com

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

ResCare
(Primary Location)
1585 Old Norcross, Suite 208
Lawrenceville, GA
678.765.1561
www.rescare.com/workforce

Henry County

Connecting Henry
66 Veterans Dr.
McDonough, GA 30253
770.288.6230
www.connectinghenry.org

Rockdale County

Paxen
1400 Parker Road
Conyers, GA 30094
678.387.9224
www.paxen.com

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 what parts 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.

NOTICE: Gov. Brian Kemp has extended a public health emergency declaration and a statewide shelter-in-place order for older adults and medically fragile residents through June 12.

The Atlanta Regional Commission office at 229 Peachtree Street, NE Atlanta, is closed to the public until further notice. All employees are working remotely and conducting business operations. ARC employees can be contacted directly during normal business hours. However, if you need immediate assistance call 404-463-3100.

If you are seeking resources for older persons and individuals with disabilities, contact us at404-463-3333 or visit empowerline.org.

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