2018-12-06 / News

ORBIT participant gets GED


C.J. Rogers is congratulated by WIOA Youth Case Manager LaShaunder Elam-Lee (left) and GED Instructor Coretta Miller (right). C.J. Rogers is congratulated by WIOA Youth Case Manager LaShaunder Elam-Lee (left) and GED Instructor Coretta Miller (right). Caelan “C.J.” Rogers achieved his goal of attaining his GED from the Washington-Wilkes Career Center of Athens Technical College as a participant in the Wilkes County Community Partnership (WCCP) Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) ORBIT program.

WIOA funds provide workforce development including job and employability skills, trainings emphasizing work ethics, educational goal setting, teamwork, appearance, attitude, time management, organizational and communication skills, and leadership for OSY (Out-of-School Youth), ages 16-24.

Rogers received his work-based experience at Harris Automotive Import Specialists in Washington. He has completed the registration process, and is now enrolled at the Athens Technical College Campus in Athens.

His goal is to further his education in the medical field as a surgical technician.

For more information pertaining to the WIOA-ORBIT program, call Elam-Lee or Steffanie Bradshaw at 706-678-4981. For information regarding the GED program and other educational opportunities at the Washington-Wilkes Career Center, call Miller at 706-678-4875.

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