Community Job Connection

While Community Job Connection resources are available to all Atlanta residents, the program currently focuses on residents of Westside neighborhoods including English Avenue, Vine City, Castleberry Hill, Atlanta University Center (neighborhood), Ashview Heights, Washington Park and Grove Park.

Accessing services is as easy as 1, 2, 3 through the Community Job Connection, with:

① Registration

Your first step is to sign up for the program.  Our staff will help you complete your initial profile, assess your areas of interest and determine your program eligibility.

Staff may also:

  • request and verify any necessary documents,
  • conduct any required assessments,
  • help you create and implement your career development plans.

Your assigned case manager will work with you monitor your progress as you work through the program. You may also receive referrals to income and other support services.

You can start the process online or through one of our mobile units.  You can review calendar to find out when the buses will be rolling through your neighborhood!

Our registration program affiliate is:

  • Atlanta Public Schools

② Hard and Soft Skills Training

The need for additional preparation before hard skills training varies as a function of the program of study pursued and your assessed level of capability of each client.

Hard skills training is provided in areas that include Automotive Technician, Child Development Associate, Construction Culinary Arts, Customer Service, Forklift Operations, Hospitality, Information Technology with CompTIA A+ certification, Welding and many more through the Training Affiliates:

  • Atlanta Technical School
  • Atlanta Urban League
  • CEFGA
  • City of Refuge
  • Generation Atlanta
  • Goodwill of North Georgia
  • Levy Restaurants
  • Per Scholas
  • YMCA of Metro-Atlanta

We also provide a soft skills training program for those who are either uninterested in the available hard skills training options offered or unable to meet hard skills training qualifications. The NET is a one-week job readiness, career exploration, and soft skills workforce readiness program.

③ Placement Assistance

Using community contacts, partnerships, and knowledge of specific job openings, we provide job placement support assistance. The Community Job Connection’s workforce strategies include employment, apprenticeships, post-secondary education, the military or occupational skills training leading to industry-recognized credentials. A full-time Job Developer works with program partners to help participants locate full time paid employment after the completion of any of CJC program. Once employment is secured, you will receive 30, 60, 90, 180 and 365-day employment retention follow up services.

Employment Affiliates include:

  • Aramark
  • First Step Staffing
  • WorkSource Georgia
  • Goodwill Industries