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 is a partnership between the Douglas County School System, Douglas County Economic Development Authority, and West Georgia Technical College – www.georgiatradefive.com/
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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As stated on the company’s website, Ingles strives to provide one-stop shopping convenience to its valued customers. Ingles supermarkets offer customers a wide variety of nationally advertised food products, including grocery, meat, produce, deli and bakery departments. The company offers employees flexible work schedules, scholarship programs for high school seniors, and many opportunities for career advancement. There are two Ingles locations in Douglasville.
Ingles supermarket, located on Fairburn Road in Douglasville, has consistently worked as a partner of Douglas County School System’s Work-Based Learning program. Matthew Trousdale is a senior at Lithia Springs High School and is currently participating in the Work-Based Learning program. He has been employed as a stock clerk for eight months and plans to use the organizational, time management, and customer service skills he has gained to pursue a career as a game designer after graduation.
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