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New year, new possibilities with WorkSource Three Rivers career services


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Feb. 01, 2017 - 9:42 PM

With the start of a new year, the possibilities are endless. This is true when it comes to individual growth and career development.

WorkSource Three Rivers, a division of Three Rivers Regional Commission, promotes workforce development and career development to meet the needs of employers and employees.

If you are looking for a change in your career or advancement in your current industry, WorkSource Three Rivers can assist you in finding the right training. We are here to help you achieve your goal of having a fulfilling career.

WorkSource Three Rivers serves 10 counties in West Central Georgia including: Butts, Carroll, Coweta, Heard, Lamar, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, Troup, and Upson. One Stop Career Centers are located in Carroll, Coweta, Meriwether, Spalding, Troup and Upson to provide individuals seeking to enhance or develop their careers with various services such as job-search assistance, career counseling, resume preparation, and training assistance.

Each Career One Stop is located in the counties’ Department of Labor, and is staffed by a trained and experienced career facilitator and a resource specialist. Mobile career services are available in communities that do not have a local One Stop Career Center. Mobile units are equipped with computers, internet and televisions for access to all career services provided by WorkSource Three Rivers.

WorkSource Three Rivers partners with local training providers and technical colleges to provide participants with training for in-demand occupations. Contact a local WorkSource Three Rivers resource specialist or career facilitator to see what programs are approved for training assistance of up to $5,000 annually. Training assistance is provided to those who qualify. Follow-up services are provided for all individuals in any service for one year after completion of training and/or employment.  

Youth services are available for youth ages 16 to 24 who are currently out of school. Services provided to the youth are: GED attainment, tutoring, study skills training, alternative secondary school services or dropout-recovery services, paid or unpaid work experience, occupation-skills training, education and many other beneficial services. Paxen, a program of Eckerd Kids, provides youth services in Coweta County. Contact one of our local representatives for youth services in other counties.

WorkSource Three Rivers provides these services, free of charge to the participants, through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. We are able to focus on the development of the region’s workforce by assisting local employers with employee recruitment, incumbent worker training for current employees, and on-the-job training opportunities.

Make 2017 the year that you achieve your goals. Let WorkSource Three Rivers help you along the way to success. Contact one of our locations and speak to a staff member to find out more detailed information on all of our services: Coweta, 770-254-7493; Carroll Career Center, 770-836-2642; Meriwether (representative on site on Thursdays), 706-655-5284; Troup, 706-245-4375; Spalding/Butts/Lamar, 770-229-3491; Upson/Pike, 706-648-9178; main office, 770-229-9799.

(Carolyn Mitchell is program services manager for the Three Rivers Regional Commission.)