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Workforce

The Douglas County Economic Development Authority manages the Workforce Development Partnerships and Strategies.

WorkSource Georgia

WorkSource Georgia is the state’s federal-funded employment and training system, working to connect talent with opportunity. At the local level, Douglas County works with the Atlanta Region Workforce Investment Board to utilize WIOA funds.  WIOA funds are allotted to dislocated workers, low-income adults and youth and administered specifically through services geared toward helping disadvantaged citizens obtain meaningful employment.

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TradeFive Partnership

TradeFive is a partnership between the Douglas County School System, Douglas County Economic Development Authority, and West Georgia Technical College – www.georgiatradefive.com/

    • Trade Five is a workforce initiative that shows Georgians the benefits and opportunities of careers in the “skilled trades” of five industries: Construction, Energy, Logistics, Manufacturing and Telecommunications. By helping Georgians learn more about these trade careers and how to launch and grow a career as a tradesperson. Trade Five helps people and companies build their futures.

Work-Based Learning

The Work-Based Learning (WBL) program is designed to provide experiences and activities that support a school to career transition.  This simply means that students are allowed to work off campus in the business community in order to learn more about a chosen career.  Once a student has met all requirements of WBL, the WBL Coordinator will determine the correct WBL placement for the student.  The students will earn one unit of credit for each completed WBL course.

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October Work-Based Learning Spotlight: Chick-fil-A Douglasville

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Chantz Sorrows began the work-based learning program at Chapel Hill High School as a junior.  Now a senior, he is not your typical high school senior.  Chantz started working for operator Mike Moore at the Chick-Fil-A in Douglasville as a team member.  Today, he has elevated his standing from team member to marketing assistant and has been integral in the continued success of this local business.

Chantz completed the Marketing Management Pathway at Chapel Hill High School and has risen to the top tier of students within the program.  Chantz’s passion to learn more about effective marketing strategies motivated him to seek out opportunities to learn more.  He began to take additional steps and opportunities to learn, grow and experience real-world applications for promotions and advertising.  He now contributes to and coordinates the social media marketing as well as special events promotions.  After graduation, Chantz plans to continue his work at Georgia Southern University as marketing major and hopes to one day work for Chick-Fil-A corporate in their marketing department.

The Work-Based learning program is offered to any high school junior or senior at all five Douglas County High Schools. Our goal is to assist in the creation of a strong support structure between local employers, students and schools. Work-Based Learning supplies talent to address industry workforce shortage needs. We promote an industry-driven system where employers set occupational skills standards, collaborate on curriculum, provide work experience and certify mastery of skills. Focus on the future with Georgia Work-Based Learning.

For more information about Chapel Hill High School or the Work-Based learning program contact Leslie Austin @ leslie.austin@dcssga.org

Douglas Jobs

final-douglas-jobs-logoDouglasJobs.com is the leading job search engine in Douglas County and receives over 5,000 hits per month. Posting jobs on DouglasJobs.com is free for Chamber Members.

 

 

Looking to hire a new employee? Post your job opening on our job website, www.douglasjobs.com! Log into the Member Information Center to post a job today!

  • Access the Member Information Center –  www.chamberlogin.com
  • Enter your login name and password. If you need your login and password sent to you, contact the Chamber at 770.942.5022.
  • Click Job Postings in the left-hand menu
  • Click Add a Job Posting
  • Complete the fields in the Add a Job Posting screen
  • Click Submit for Approval
  • Upon approval, your Job Posting will appear on DouglasJobs.com

Looking for a job? Visit www.douglasjobs.com for Chamber Member’s current listings.  This site is updated daily, so be sure to check back frequently.

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