The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 is designed to increase access to, and opportunities for, the employment, education, training, and support services that individuals need to succeed in the labor market, particularly those with barriers to employment. This is accomplished by providing all customers access to high-quality one stop centers that connect them with the full range of services available in their communities. Under WIOA, partner programs and entities that are jointly responsible for workforce and economic development, educational, and other human resource programs collaborate to create a seamless customer-focused one-stop delivery system that integrates service delivery across all programs and enhances access to the programs' services. Under WIOA requirement each partner must work collaboratively with state and local boards to establish and maintain the one-stop delivery system.
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
Project Director – Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families – such as health care, employment and income security, and protection from financial abuse.
Contact: (404) 292-1330
DeKalb County Housing Authority (DCHA)
The HADC works in partnership with key stakeholders who share our vision to respond to today’s economic challenges and build a stronger, more vibrant community. Staff strive for excellence and are working daily to maximize resources and funding to develop new housing solutions, improve DCHA-owned properties, enhance resident services for seniors and those with disabilities, and deliver programs to help clients achieve self-sufficiency and economic independence.
Contact: (404) 270-2500
Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL)
Career Center Manager
The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) was established in 1911. Known then as the Department of Commerce and Labor, it had broad authority over industrial and occupational safety and the administration of labor laws. The Wagner-Peyser Act, passed by the U.S. Congress in 1935, mandated a federal-state partnership for operation of employment service agencies. As a result, the Georgia General Assembly enacted the Employment Security Law of 1937, officially creating a Georgia Department of Labor. The agency was placed under control of an elected commissioner.
Contact: (404) 679-5200
Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC)
Dr. Meghan R. McBride
Dean, Adult Education
Dr. Irvin Clark
Career & Technical Education
Established in 1961, Georgia Piedmont Technical College is one of the oldest and most respected of Georgia's 33 technical colleges. Recognized its our student-centered atmosphere, Georgia Piedmont Technical College prepares individuals with the education, training and skills to enter the workplace ready to make a difference in companies and in the ever - changing global economy.
Contact: (404) 297-9522
Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA)
Service Area Manager
The Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency operates five integrated and interdependent statutory programs that share a primary goal – to help people with disabilities to become fully productive members of society by achieving independence and meaningful employment. The three largest of the programs are the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program, Disability Adjudication Services, and the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation. Two other unique programs serve consumers with visual impairments: The Business Enterprise Program and Georgia Industries for the Blind.
Contact: (404) 780-6691
Project Director - Georgia Outreach & Admissions/ Career Transition Services
Job Corps is taking steps to help protect the environment and connect students with businesses and their surrounding communities through green training. Job Corps is preparing students for the green economy through green training in the advanced manufacturing, automotive, and construction industry areas.
Contact: (404) 302-5400
Urban League of Greater Atlanta
The Atlanta Urban League was founded in 1920 as an affiliate of the National Urban League, to support African American families migrating from the rural communities of Georgia in unprecedented numbers to the vibrant industrialized city of Atlanta. It was the dawn of the Industrial Revolution and the 20th century, and Atlanta was a segregated city. These families were seeking opportunities and the Atlanta Urban League provided the much-needed support to connect the employment, job training, housing, health care and education for their children. Ninety-one years later, in the mist of the worst economic downturn many believe our nation has ever known, the Atlanta Urban League is just as relevant today, as it was in 1920.
Contact: (404) 659-1150