Gainful employment is a core tenet of empowerment. ULGATL works with employers, trainers and other community partners to empower metro Atlantans to excel in their chosen job, career or business.
Step Up to Work – An Initiative to Get Metro Atlantans Back to Work
Step UP to Work connects Metro Atlanta employers that have open positions with qualified work ready job seekers. Step UP helps you secure employment with your current skills on a fast track!
At the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, we understand that securing work is a top priority to stabilize a household and our community. So in addition to our Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. hours of operation, we have extended our employment service hours on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with the help of our Urban League core of volunteers.
Job Seekers – Step Up to Work Orientation – Walk-Ins Welcome!
The first step is to register for a Step Up to Work Orientation conducted once a month at 10 am. You will:
- Learn About Urban League Programs and Services
- Enroll in the Step Up to Work Program
- Assess Your Job Readiness Skills & TABE Test
- Sign Up for Step Up to Work Job Ready Sessions
- Resume Development/Upgrade
- On-Line Job Search/Applications
- Interviewing Skills & Mock Interviews
- Dressing for Success
- Job Sustainability & Advancement
- Financial Literacy/Healthy Lifestyles
- Register for our Talent Bank (after completion of work ready assessment and/or sessions)
- Learn about the Georgia Work Ready Certification
- Register for Education/Job Skills Training
- Microsoft Certificaton in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
- GED Prep/Academic Upgrade
- Other Job Skills/Education Programs
Energetic and supportive staff and volunteers are on hand to support you every step of the way!
Many of our clients benefit from one-on-one counseling and assessment, personalized employability plans as well as free and/or low-cost group workshops. The program also sponsors periodic on-site Career Opportunity Forums that spotlight employment and career opportunities in a variety of industries with employers located throughout the metro area. Candidates that successfully complete the League’s Job Ready Program requirements have the greatest opportunity to secure employment.
Whether you are an experienced displaced professional, laid off worker, returning to the workforce, looking to upgrade your job skills or a person with special challenges to employment including homelessness, a criminal history, limited work history or without a high school diploma, the Urban League has an empowering pathway for you that will take you from where you are to where you want to go! We believe in your potential and want to support you to achieve your highest human potential!!
Employers & Jobs Wanted! – Access Talent Through the Urban League Job and Talent Banks!
The Urban League is eager to build relationships with metro area employers who are seeking hard working, talented and professional staff. Through our Job and Talent Banks, you may register all open positions and have access to our pre-screened and work ready clients. Together we will get Metro Atlanta workers back on the job!
For more information on Step Up to Work or to register as a Step Up to Work Employer, please contact Rashid Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 404-659-5367.
A Second Chance: The Transitional Employment Program
This program targets the “most in need” populations including ex-offenders, the homeless, TANF recipients and youth exiting foster care.
Service provisions include:
- Life Skills
- Job Readiness Workshops
- Case Management
- Referrals to Supportive Services
- Job Referrals and Placement
For more information, sign up for an Empowerment Orientation held each Monday at 10 am (except federal holidays) or contact Marc Parham at “email@example.com” or call 404-659-6577; or Clarence Drake, Transitional Program Facilitator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-659-1150.
“Funding provided in part by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Housing and Human Services Department and the United Way.”
Think UP! The Career/Life Empowerment Institute – “The 2nd Chance to Pursue the Career of Your Dreams!”
All Step UP to Work and clients who want to shift from a job to a career, are also encouraged to apply to the Think UP! Unlimited Possibilities: The Career Empowerment Institute. Think UP! is a career development program to connect you to the new economy and help you move up the economic ladder, while you continue to search for and after you secure employment. For displaced, unemployed, under employed and under skilled workers, the career exploration and action plan program helps committed individuals to embark on a pathway to empowerment!
Think UP! meets you where you are and prepares you to get where you want to go! If you had a 2nd chance to pursue the career of your dreams, what would it be?
- Nurse – Engineer – Lab Technician – Transportation Logistics – Forensic Scientist – Sound Engineer – Electrician – Plumber – Auto Mechanic – Energy Auditor – Weatherization Technician – Physical Therapist – Teacher – Physician
- Graphic Artist – Information Technology – Bio Medical Tech – Environmental Technician And so much more!
Through Think UP! you will:
- Embark on a pathway of self discovery using Career Assessment Tools just for you!
- Explore careers in high growth high demand fields in 16 industries
- Meet Career Professionals Working in High Growth Fields
- Become Motivated to Pursue Your Career Dream
- Benefit from One on One Career Coaching
- Develop a Career Action Plan
- Job Shadow a Professional in the Field of Your Choice
- Connect with a Mentor in Your Field
Don’t miss this opportunity to transition from a low paying job to a high paying career that aligns with your passion and purpose! To apply to Think UP! Click Here or contact Beverly Iseghohi at email@example.com or call 404-659-1150.
Thanks to our Sponsors of the Think UP! Institute: Coca Cola Foundation and the UPS Foundation
The Entrepreneurship Center (TEC)
The Entrepreneurship Center (TEC) works with private, public and nonprofit entities to build strong, sustainable and successful minority businesses. The ultimate goals is to build wealth, create jobs and strengthen the economy of minority and urban core communities within metropolitan Atlanta.
The TEC offers small business owners and prospective owners training in:
- Small Business Startup
- Management and Growth
- Green Business Development
- CEO Coaching
- Business Development Courses
- Access to Capital
Most services are free of charge.
The TEC program is designed to address a wide range of clients – from current business owners, to those contemplating starting their own business. No matter where you find yourself in the process, the Entrepreneurship Center can help.
New for 2011! The Urban League Micro Loan Fund
With support from the Association for Corporate Growth, the Urban League will launch a small micro loan fund this Spring for its clients that create microenterprises and prepare a business plan through the TEC. For more information, sign up for a TEC Orientation on our TEC website.
For more information, please visit our website: www.aultec.org to view the workshop calendar, register as a participant, schedule a coaching session, view the TEC program description and utilize other TEC resources.
The Entrepreneurship Center is funded by the National Urban League, Georgia Pacific Foundation and the Association for Corporate Growth!
For more information contact Antionette Ball
at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-659-1150.