Chattahoochee Technical College, CCSD Team Up To Help Cobb Become A Certified Work Ready Community

Work Ready proctor, Marina Morris, assists Osborne High School Student Atiya Turner.

Work Ready proctor, Marina Morris, assists Osborne High School Student Atiya Turner.

Chattahoochee Technical College and the Cobb County School District are teaming up together to help Cobb become a Certified Work Ready Community by December 31, 2009. As part of the Georgia Work Ready initiative, Cobb, along with the majority of counties in the state have made a commitment to earn the “Certified Work Ready Community” status, a designation showing they have the skilled workforce that business demands and the means to drive economic growth and prosperity.

Cobb County Schools are offering the Work Ready assessments to Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) students this year and plans to have EVERY senior student assessed in the 2010-2011 school year. Chattahoochee Technical College has assisted with proctoring these exams to various schools throughout the Cobb County School system and will continue to support Cobb County Schools during this venture.

Georgia Work Ready was created to ensure Georgia’s workforce has the best skills, easy access to training and world-class job opportunities. The backbone of the initiative is the Georgia Work Ready Certificate, which assess the real world skills in the areas of Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information and Locating Information. If you are interested in learning more about the Georgia Work Ready program, visit www.gaworkready.org or you may contact Kary Gilkeson, Chattahoochee Technical College’s Director of Economic Development.