A range of career-building opportunities

CDA Training

Managed by the Metro Atlanta YMCA, the 30 week Georgia Quality CDA (Childhood Development Associate) Training Course prepares students to work with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families in a variety of settings.

During the course, students work towards completing the 120 hours of professional education and 480 hours of On the Job Training with the Metro Atlanta YMCA Early Learning Centers required to apply for their CDA Credential.

Construction

Commercial and Residential Construction

Led by Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA), Construction Ready students participate in a four-week training program that includes hands-on skills building and industry certifications. Graduates of the program have been placed in construction-related employment opportunities throughout metro Atlanta including the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Atlanta Beltline, and State Farm Headquarters.

CNA

Certified Nursing Assistant Certification

Students participate in a three-week course that includes digital literacy, procedural skills and industry certification. Graduates have successfully been employed in hospitals, long-term care facilities and home health care settings.

Education

Facilitated by Literacy Action Inc., participants who face challenges in meeting the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) requirement of our respective training programs receive instructor-led assistance. At the completion of 40 hours of class time, students become eligible for a retest. Those who pass are placed in a priority position when they are referred to the training program of choice. Classes are held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9am – 1pm.

Culinary

In Partnership with Levy Restaurants , WWCA is a 6 week academy tha t introduces students to kitchen safety and sanitation protocols, international cuisine, Baking and Pastry, restaurant simulations, and a opportunity to obtain a Food managers Servsafe certification. Students are further guided toward a promising career through employment with Levy Restaurants, as well as dining establishments throughout Metro Atlanta.

Information Technology

Per Scholas prepares motivated and curious adults for successful careers in technology, building onramps to businesses in need of their talents by providing no-cost hands-on instruction, certifications, and job placement assistance.

What to jumpstart your career in technology? Apply for a course!

The IT Fundamentals – A+ Course is a 15 week course that prepares eligible students to sit for and pass the CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ and A+ certification exams while integrating applied learning strategies to improve test taking
skills. This course covers hardware, software, coding, security, networking, troubleshooting for mobile devices, printers, and computers, and more.

The Network Support Course is a 15 week course that prepares students to sit for and pass the CompTIA A+ and Net+ certification exams. This course covers hardware, software, installation, configuration, maintenance, network detection, troubleshooting for mobile devices,

The Software Engineering Course prepares students to learn the skills needed to become a full-stack web developer. Throughout the course of the training, students have the opportunity to create portfolios by building and developing multiple applications while learning to code.

How Our Programs Work

Westside Works provides access to the necessary services that foster job success – such as skills assessments, skills training, and job readiness preparation.

Initial Assessment

Initial Assessment

Development

Development

Placement

Placement

Support Services

Support Services

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