Founding Director of Atlanta CareerRise, Dr. Cinda Herndon-King, is retiring from the organization she has shepherded since its inception. Under her leadership, Atlanta CareerRise has:
- Served more than 1,000 individuals,
- Partnered with more than 175 businesses and 60 service providers, and
- Invested over $6 million in training, capacity building and advocacy.
Atlanta CareerRise has also helped catalyze the formation of the Aerotropolis Workforce Collective and the Metro Atlanta eXchange for Workforce Solutions (MAX), and led the implementation of high demand industry partnerships with WorkSource Metro Atlanta in healthcare, information technology and logistics.
Atlanta CareerRise’s twelve funders are committed to continuing the success of the initiative, which is on solid financial and programmatic footing. While Herndon-King will continue to advise Atlanta CareerRise as a member of its Leadership Council, the organization is searching for its next Executive Director. Click here for more information.
Atlanta Technical College
Atlanta Technical College is launching The Center for Workforce Innovation, an ambitious, innovative collaboration to incubate and invest in training programs to guide students to success in Atlanta’s highest-demand career fields. The Center for Workforce Innovation has deep support and engagement from the public, private, and nonprofit communities, and its individual programs will each be sponsored by one or more of Atlanta’s Fortune 1000 companies. The Center’s goal is to upskill workers over the next 5 years to bring Atlanta to the median amongst southern peer cities on measures of economic mobility and to provide employers in the region with critical talent in high-demand fields.
Atlanta Tech is seeking an Executive Director to lead the launch of this Center. Click here for more information.
Information on opportunities to serve in the Atlanta region can also be found through the MAX Job Board.