9% of teens age 15-19 in Atlanta are neither in school nor at workWithout work or continuing education these young people are at risk for substance abuse, teenage pregnancy, street violence and homelessness.
Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA)
The Construction Ready at Westside Works program is nationally accredited by the National Center for Construction and Education Research.
Construction Ready at Westside Works is a four-week intensive training program designed for residents of Atlanta’s 30314 and 30318 zip codes. While enrollment is limited to residents of Atlanta’s Westside, employer participation is open.
Participants in training learn a broad spectrum of skills essential for employment in the construction industry, and can achieve multiple certifications proving technical competency.
Over 60 construction companies from across metro Atlanta have already hired over 170 graduates into living wage careers.