Workforce Development—How to Apply:
P.O. Box 1720 Gainesville, GA 30503 · 1310 West Ridge Road Gainesville, GA 30501 · (770) 538-2626
How to Apply for Assistance:
1) Visit your local DOL Career Center and register for Employment Services. Explore available jobs in the area. Receive free Core and Intensive Services to determine skill level. Individuals determined in need of skills upgrade may be referred for Workforce Development-funded training.
2) Contact the Workforce Development office at 770-538-2727 for required paperwork or download and complete forms from Forms/Publications section of our website. Forward by mail, fax or hand deliver all paperwork to Workforce Development office; and contact Workforce Development Intake Specialist about progress and any concerns.
3) Apply for admission to a program which will train for a growth and demand occupation at the school you plan to attend (at technical colleges, take the ASSET or COMPASS entrance exams). To receive Workforce Development funding, the training Provider and Program must be on the Approved Providers and Programs List, and you must enroll full-time (12 credit hours).
4) Apply for Financial Aid at the school -- Pell & HOPE, if applicable.
5) Receive acceptance letter from the approved provider stating chosen program of study, and fax it to the Workforce Development Intake Specialist
6) Complete applicable skills assessments -- CAPS, TABE, GCIS Skills Assessment, CDM, ASSET, COMPASS, Mavis Beacon, O’NET-- and discuss selected training program and suitability.
7) Complete and submit results of the background check/drug screen to Workforce Development for training programs such as Allied Healthcare programs and Commercial Driver training as a prerequisite to eligibility and/or completion of a licensed occupation.
8) If eligible, meet with an assigned Case Manager to complete your Workforce Development Enrollment Agreement, ITA, and receive necessary forms. Stay in contact with your Case Manager during training.
10) Within 30 days of completing training, update resume, visit placement office at school/DOL Career Center and discuss job search assistance with your Workforce Development Case Manager.
11) Complete training and any required testing for licenses and certifications.
12) Meet with your assigned Case Manager to review your program, submit your credential and discuss your employment status.
13) Stay in touch with the Performance Specialist every three months for 12 months after training to update your employment status.
For information about any of our Workforce Development Program opportunities,
please call our office (770)538-2727