STRIVE Job Readiness Training
Nationally recognized, 4-week work readiness training program designed to help participants enter, re-enter or advance in the workplace. STRIVE’s “tough love” approach helps build confidence for the job search and determine individual employment goals. Includes basic Digital / Financial Literacy skills.
Our core program is modeled on the 30+ years of STRIVE International’s proven record of successful training, job placement and job retention among unemployed or under employed populations. TCWFI is Georgia’s only STRIVE affiliate.
People are referred to us by organizations in Atlanta including Atlanta Housing Authority, Atlanta Mission, Emmaus House, Gateway Center, Integrity CDC through Westside Works and others. They are 18 to 62 years old who have suffered hardship and major setbacks, sometimes through no fault of their own.
All STRIVE participants receive ongoing support from coaches, who helps find solutions to any issues that might prevent successful graduation.
Graduation from STRIVE Training is a pre-requisite for enrollment in the in-house hard skills training programs such as Certified Nurse Training. Referrals to other programs require graduation as well. Interested candidates can APPLY NOW!
STRIVE Fresh Start
This new, innovative re-entry project is for returning citizens. Launched in 2017 with U.S. Department of Labor funding, it incorporates evidence-based interventions such as Moral Reconation Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, legal services, occupational skills training, and transitional jobs into STRIVE’s proven employment model. Fresh Start will connect motivated individuals returning from incarceration to industry training, access to jobs in growing industries, and offer critical supportive services to address barriers to success. Click Here to Make a Referral for Fresh Start
Certified Nursing Assistant
In this intensive four-week course, participants learn the skills for entry level positions in the health-care field. The training includes classroom work and practical exercises in a simulated medical setting, as well as a clinical rotation. All graduates must receive CNA State certification to enter employment. Our CNA graduates work in home health care, hospitals, care homes and other facilities. Classes take place at Westside Works.
With an aging baby boomer generation the demand is high for medical personnel on all levels. CNAs are in a unique position to offer care and compassion to people who need more than technical assistance. Research shows that caring personnel play a major role in the patient’s comfort and/or eventual recovery.
The job growth for Certified Nurse Assistants is faster than average, with an expected growth of 20% or more by 2020. A total of more than 300,000 additional employees will be needed. There are excellent employment opportunities for Certified Nurse Assistants across the nation.
Thanks to partnerships with many hospitals and in-home care programs, our CNA graduates have opportunities to connect with local job openings which may lead to a long-term career in healthcare. Interested candidates can APPLY NOW!
Construction Ready at TCWFI
In partnership with Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA), our four-week construction training program prepares individuals for employment in the construction industry. Covering soft and hard skills, Construction Ready at TCWFI equips participants with the fundamental tools, long term supports and access to jumpstart a careers in Atlanta’s leading growth industry. Successful program graduates will be placed in current construction projects including the Mercedes Benz Stadium, Turner Field redevelopment, Atlanta BeltLine and others.
Interested candidates can APPLY NOW!
6-week course designed to prepare participants for a career in Restaurant Management with the Zaxby’s corporation. Participants will benefit from small on-the-job class sizes that are held at a Zaxby’s training restaurant. Upon successful completion, graduates will be eligible for full-time employment offers with Zaxby’s as an Assistant or General Manager.
This scholarship program will reopen in February 2019 and will help you become credentialed as a Childbirth Educator or Birth Doula, match you with an experienced mentor, and provide additional training opportunities for you to successfully run your own business.
Family Economic Success Continuum
TCWFI is a part of the safety net vulnerable families need to break the cycle of poverty and achieve self-sufficiency. We help our participants reach their goals by offering one-on-one individual Coaching and through a Two Generation Approach.
Coaching: Our Pathway Coaches play a mentor role to better prepare participants for business endeavors and life situations. Each graduate of a training program is matched with a full-time Coach. Services include:
- Developing Individualized Progression Plans;
- Job search assistance and referrals to a network of employment partners;
- Job readiness supports such as resume/cover letter development, interview skills training;
- Access to asset building supports, financial literacy classes and counseling on homeownership, banking, credit, and legacy planning;
- Access to a Peer Learning Network for enhanced networking and motivational growth opportunities; and
- Referrals for comprehensive services including childcare, training, education and certifications, rental assistance and legal assistance
- Access to all TCWFI supportive services
Two Generation Approach (2G): Utilizing a two generational approach focused on creating positive outcomes for both parent and child simultaneously, our 2Gen parents receive the following services:
- All services and support related to Coaching
- DECAL child care subsidy
- Healthcare Navigator
- Co-coaching in partnership with Sheltering Arms Dunbar (Educare)
- Social capital opportunities