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Workforce Partnerships

Connecting Residents with Jobs Along the Atlanta BeltLine

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership is bringing together leaders from public, private, non-profit, educational, and community organizations to facilitate a new model of workforce development that will result in better connections for the employers and the residents living, or desiring to live, along the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. This collaborative effort will help lower costs associated with hiring and training, reduce employee turnover, ensure Atlanta BeltLine residents have requisite job skills and access to economic opportunities, and mitigate the environmental impacts associated with long automobile commutes.


About Workforce Partnerships

Workforce Partnerships create long-term relationships between employers, job seekers, and service providers by offering job training and career support for industry sectors that are critical to local economies. Because employers actively engage in the creation and evolution of the training programs, the Workforce Partnership model is one of the most successful ways for low- and moderate-income individuals to acquire credentials, find successful job placements, and achieve career advancement.

Key functions of Workforce Partnerships include:

  • Utilizing public and private funds to connect multiple institutions seeking common goals
  • Providing or brokering services to help jobseekers and employees advance their objectives
  • Testing, implementing and disseminating innovative new approaches
  • Catalyzing improvements in public systems and business employment practices to better address the needs of the unemployed and underemployed

Atlanta BeltLine Workforce Partnership Training Programs

The Atlanta BeltLine offers training through Workforce Partnerships in Healthcare and Construction.  Select the tab below to learn more about each program.

Atlanta BeltLine Workforce Partnership in Healthcare Training Program

The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Atlanta CareerRise, Grady Health System, New Hope Enterprises, The Center for Working Families, Atlanta Technical College, Atlanta Workforce Development Agency, and the Georgia Department of Labor have formed a nationally-recognized workforce partnership in healthcare.

The training program is creating a pathway for individuals to acquire and develop the necessary skills to be hired into full-time clinical or administrative positions within Grady Health System. Candidates who complete this 10-12 week unpaid training program will reach a critical entry point into a healthcare career with a foundation that prepares them for future advancement.

Our next training 10-12 week program begins June 15, 2015. Applications are being accepted through May 28.

Please note: Preference will be given to people in the following zip-codes:  30303, 30305, 30306, 30307, 30309, 30310, 30311, 30312, 30313, 30314, 30315, 30317,  30318, 30324, and 30330. 

Learn more 

Workforce Partnership in Construction

We are excited to be partnering with the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA) to prepare residents for construction jobs along the Atlanta BeltLine and beyond through CEFGA’s Training and Industry Certification Program (TrICeP) at Westside Works.

Successful graduates of this four-week, hands-on construction training and certification program will have national and industry-recognized credentials, including: the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Core, OSHA 10-Hour Certification and CPR /First Aid Certification.  In addition, they will have an opportunity for employment with major construction companies doing business in Atlanta.

Read this informational flyer to learn more about the program and eligibility requirements.  You can apply for the program here or contact Westside Works at 404-458-6413 or for more information.

Please note: Currently, program participants must reside within the 30314 or 30318 zip codes.  We hope to be able to expand this geography for future classes. 

Application Period

The application period for our Workforce Partnership in Healthcare Training Program is currently closed. Please check back with us for upcoming opportunities.

Atlanta Beltline Workforce Partnership Success Stories

Tiffany Shelton and Christopher Daugherty were the first two Westside Works graduates hired by Astra Group, Inc., the company leading construction of the Westside Trail, as part of the Workforce Partnership in Construction. Tiffany and Christopher are now building the Westside Trail in their own community. Read more.

President Cites Atlanta BeltLine Workforce Partnership in Healthcare as National Model

Collaboration Between the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, Atlanta CareerRise, Grady Health System and Others is Training Atlanta BeltLine Residents for Healthcare Jobs

In signing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act in August 2014, President Obama cited the Atlanta BeltLine Workforce Partnership in Healthcare as one of 35 model programs from across the country. The Administration called for job-driven training as an essential pillar of U.S. economic strategy and profiled successful local efforts to be replicated nationally. Read Press Release.


For information on the training program and opportunities, please contact:

New Hope Enterprises

Sharon Maddox,
Director of Client Services at New Hope Enterprises.
404-671-3560 X223

If you are a business or a workforce development organization with questions on the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s workforce partnership efforts, please contact:
Rob Brawner
Atlanta BeltLine Partnership

Creating Jobs
Through a series of programs and partnerships, the Atlanta BeltLine is working to connect residents with job opportunities within the Atlanta BeltLine corridor.

Jobs Training Classes

In partnership with the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency, the Atlanta BeltLine offers training for residents seeking opportunities in construction and other industries. Learn more →

Workforce Partnerships

By putting community and business leaders together with residents, the Atlanta BeltLine is facilitating a new model for employment synchronization. Learn more →

Live-Work Communities

More than 40 organizations are working together to implement a framework that connects residents with jobs along the Atlanta BeltLine. Learn more →

Workforce Resources and Documents

All current meeting notes sub-committee notes, presentations, and related resources – are listed here. Learn more →