April 17, 2019: Washington High School Job & Resource Fair
In partnership with Washington High School and Georgia State University’s Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence; we piloted a program to help students learn about the short-term training that leads to quality jobs and employers with job opportunities that lead to careers.
The pilot consisted of three Industry Insight Sessions and concluded with a Job and Resource Fair that included 13 employers and 9 support service and training providers. Delta, Haverty’s, FedEx, Southern Company, UPS, Kaiser, WellStar, and State Farm were a few of the employers that participated. Over 100 seniors from WHS too part in the insight sessions and fair.
May 11, 2019: Youth Summit
69 Youth participated in a half-day employment readiness workshop with industry experts representing IT, Construction, and Healthcare and service providers from JUMMA, WorkSource Fulton, Atlanta Tech, and CEFGA. There were a total of 4 workshops available for the youth to attend.
Mentoring: Choosing a mentor; Power Five; Mentoring relationship cycle
Networking: How networking benefits you; How to network in four easy steps
October 16, 2018: Opportunity ATL Job & Resource Fair
Nearly 300 jobseekers attended the October 16 Fair! With 40 employers and support service and training providers participating, the outcomes were wonderful:
799 connections made between attendees and recruiters
431 connections made between resource providers and attendees
10 on-site interviews conducted
195 Follow up interviews scheduled/conducted, or attendees shortlisted by employers
69 attendees obtained jobs as a result of the fair