‘Morgan Works’ program adds value to income earned

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By Jamison Hooks

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The Morgan Works Certification Program has graduated nine students and a six-month post training study shows a $45,323 increase in overall earning potential.

Velde Hardy from the Morgan County Family Connection attended the Morgan County Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting to present an update on the Morgan Works Program.

Hardy explained the importance of this program to the community. “We have created a program that helps get people in Morgan County on their feet,” said Hardy.

The Morgan Works Certification program has graduated two classes giving nine Morgan County residents the skills and qualifications that employers seek.

“We are looking for candidates to start another class,” explained Hardy as she addressed the BOC.

The Morgan Works Certification program provides 104 hours of workplace fundamental skills training over the course of five weeks.

“Those in our program will receive certifications as well as the soft skills needed in the workplace,” said Hardy. Participants will receive 12 hours of computer skills training which will cover windows fundamentals and email basics, 52 hours of soft skills and customer service training, 10 hours of OSHA General Industry Certification, 24 hours of manufacturing and warehouse training, and 6 hours of pre-assessment and post assessment.

The program is available for residents of Morgan County who are currently unemployed and currently have a high school diploma or equivalent. Applicants must be actively seeking employment and available for employment. Those applying must be available for the entire 5-week training. Call 404-297-9522 ext. 5305 for more information and to request your application.

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