Named BOSS, the new program of WorkSource Cobb is for Cobb residents, ages 16 to 24, to help them become successful in their careers. AJC file photo

WorkSource Cobb launches BOSS

WorkSource Cobb is launching BOSS, a career pathway program targeted to young adults ages 16 to 24.

BOSS stands for Bold, Open, Skills and Successful.

Eligible Cobb County residents will have access to free education tuition, paid work experience opportunities, job readiness workshops and career counseling, according to a Cobb WorkSource statement.

Program participants can enter the program at any stage in their career development - whether they need to earn a GED, obtain work experience or are ready to gain education in their desired career.

WorkSource Cobb staff support participants and help them achieve their goals through career coaching and incentives.

“We want to empower young people today to take ownership of their futures like a boss,” said Executive Director Sonya Grant of WorkSource Cobb. “If they are willing to put in the work, we can help them achieve their goals and even earn money along the way.”

Participants can earn up to $8,500 while they participate in career development workshops, go on college and career tours, get their GED or high school diploma, attend skills training, intern through work experience, gain employment, enter college or join the military.

The program is offered to Cobb residents through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

Participants must meet eligibility requirements to receive these services.

The WorkSource Cobb BOSS team works with eligible young adults to help them finish school, get job training and obtain and retain employment.

Through partnerships and collaboration with other organizations, WorkSource Cobb BOSS helps young people build upon their strengths and create tangible plans to succeed.

Who can apply? Cobb County young adults, ages 16 to 24, who meet income qualifications (to be determined at the time of eligibility) and are within one of the following target groups:

  • High school dropouts
  • Need assistance securing employment or education
  • Deficient in basic skills
  • Individuals performing below grade level
  • Foster children, homeless or runaways
  • Pregnant or parenting youths
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Offenders

WorkSource Cobb BOSS program: 770-528-4300, BOSSinfo@CobbWorks.org, WorkSourceCobb.org/youth

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