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Training and job search assistance in Fulton County
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Training and job search assistance in Fulton County

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Young people in Fulton County in need of that first summer job or training to help them prepare for the workplace can find assistance through the Fulton County Office of Workforce Development, where teens and young adults between 16 and 21 years old can receive employment assistance and leadership training.

The Office of Workforce Development wants young people to apply for participation in the Youth Enrichment Services (YES) program. YES is a year-round comprehensive youth training and employment program that can lead to gainful employment and enriching work experiences.

The program increases work opportunities for youth, encourages leadership and independent thinking that help young people to stay focused and find alternatives to activities that could cloud or damage their futures.  YES also assists Fulton County youth with evaluating and accomplishing their educational and career goals as well as fulfilling their personal potential.

Youth employment assistance includes the following services:

• GED Assistance
• Work Experience Opportunities
• Career Advisement
• Summer Career Exploration Paid Apprenticeships
• Free Internet Access
• Entrepreneurial Training
• Mentoring Services
• Life Skills Workshops
• Tutoring/Study Skills Assistance
• Job Readiness Workshops

Workforce Development also provides career training, counseling and job search assistance for laid off, long-term unemployed or displaced workers through employment search services. Additionally, job seekers who want to know how to increase their chances of obtaining the first interview or receiving information about making it to the second interview can receive the following services:

• Career advisement to help set career goals and education requirements
• Assistance with resume preparation
• Schedule participation in a Job Readiness Prep Workshop
• Learn appropriate ways to dress to file in-person applications or attend interviews and job fairs
• Obtain free training if the employment seeker meets eligibility criteria

Workforce Development training and services are available at the following locations:

North Fulton Career Center
North Fulton Service Center
7741 Roswell Road, Suite 205
Sandy Springs, 30350
404-613-4480

South Fulton Career Center
5710 Stonewall Tell Road, Suite 160
College Park, 30349
770-306-5202

The Office of Workforce Development is a division of the Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department.

Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability including communications in alternative format should contact Nell Kapple in the Housing and Human Serviced Department at 404-613-7944.  For Georgia Relay Access, dial 711.

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