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Northwestern Technical College

Northwestern Technical CollegeGeorgia Northwestern Technical College, Career Depot, 265 Bicentennial Trail, Rock Spring GA 30739, Building 1, Room 116-A;  706/764-3597, Vince Stalling, Youth Services Specialist.

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Northwest Georgia Career Depot
helps students with special needs to receive assistance that can help remove barriers that prevent them from returning to school and completing a program of study.

The Career Depot offers resume assistance, job club, career assessment and Internet access for job leads. The Career Depot collaborates with a number of resource agencies: Rehabilitation Services, Department of Labor, Walker County DFACS, WIA, Northwest GRC, New Connections to Work, and Adult Literacy.

Southern Appalachian Educational Opportunity Center, located in the Career Depot at GNTC. Free services include: Career and Educational Guidance, Assistance with College Admission, Financial Aid Counseling, Help with GED/High School Completion; Vocational/Technical Training Information. Services in Georgia and Tennessee for adult residents of Hamilton, Marion, Walker, Dade, and Catoosa counties. Call Barbara at (706) 639-2065 for an appointment.

Georgia Fatherhood Program is sponsored by the Child Support Enforcement Agency to place non-custodial parents into job or training leading to permanent jobs. A number of career path options are open through this program. If you or someone you know has an active case with the Child Support Enforcement Office located on Highway 27, Rock Spring GA, contact the Lookout Mountain Judicial Court Child Support Enforcement Office for referral or call (706) 764-3726 for further information. The Georgia Fatherhood Program evening hours are Monday through Thursday 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm.

New Connections to Work offers assistance for single parents and displaced homemakers including job readiness, assessment, training, and links to community resources. Programs include workshops in Financial Planning; Balancing Work, School & Family; First Impressions: The Key to Successful Interviews. Evening workshops are conducted 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Job Club is offered every Monday 8:30 - 10:30 am at the Career Depot Resource Room 116A.

The Career Depot now offers the VOCARE Program, specifically designed for young people between the ages of 16 and 21 who have formally dropped out of school. Program participants are involved in GED Preparation, the Lifeskills Workshop, career exploration activities, and occupational skill preparation. Two tracks are available in the VOCARE Program: (1) the VOCARE WIA Program, which is sponsored through the Workforce Investment Act. It may provide participants with a travel and/or childcare stipden, and 2) the New Connections VOCARE Program, which is similar to the VOCARE WIA Program, but without a stipend available and different Lifeskills Training.

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