2005 Recognition of Corporate Partners

The following Corporate Partners were recognized by the Georgia Workforce Investment Board at the annual Georgia Workforce Conference in Albany, Georgia, in November 2005, for demonstrating tremendous commitment to improving the lives of Georgia’s citizens Atlanta Gas Light - has provided many employment opportunities through the Fulton County workforce area, and lends considerable financial support to the board by providing a complimentary facility, parking, meals, and meeting materials for board meetings. Con-Way Air - supports the Hearts to Nourish Hope youth project, an initiative of the Atlanta Regional workforce area, by working directly with youth to complete team building projects. CVS Pharmacy - recently partnered with the Atlanta Regional workforce area to move entry-level employees through three rungs of the pharmacy career ladder - Pharmacy Associate, Pharmacy Technician, and Lead Technician. Ninety trainees received 118 credentials. Ethica Health and Retirement Communities - joined the Atlanta Regional and DeKalb County workforce areas to provide an onsite training program with a tiered Certified Nurse Assistant professional hierarchy and job descriptions with increasing responsibility and salary levels. FedEx – working with the Hearts to Nourish Hope youth project in the Atlanta Regional workforce area, FedEx contributes to Clayton County’s emerging workforce by providing training, workshops, programming for at-risk youth, internships, and employment opportunities. Kaiser Permanente - works with seven of Georgia’s 20 workforce investment areas through the Bridge Program, which provides subsidized health care coverage to those who meet income guidelines, have no health insurance, and are participating in a training or education activity. LG CIM – recently opened its first U.S. manufacturing facility and fully utilized services available through the Northwest Georgia One-Stop system, including on-the-job-training for Production Team members, IT Supervisors, Colorists, and Inspectors. MARTA - has provided a productive summer employment learning experience for the youth of Fulton County for the past three years, and made it possible for over 100 Fulton County youth to attend the 2005 National Conference of Minorities in the Transportation Industry symposium.

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O’Reilly Auto Parts Distribution Center - has worked with the Atlanta Regional workforce area’s Clayton County Career Resource Center by interviewing and hiring a significant number of WIA truck driver training graduates for driving positions. Ritz-Carlton Hotel – has hosted the Hospitality Career Academy for Northeast Georgia youth, a week-long residential experience exploring the hospitality industry, since 2004. Saint Joseph’s Hospital - has worked with the Atlanta Regional Workforce Area to conduct two Catalyst Learning School at Work projects for their entry level employees to gain the skills they need to advance the career ladder.

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