Eleven more Troup County residents are ready for the workforce.
The second “Troup Trained” class graduated after a seven week program at West Georgia Technical College.
“I hope this is the second of many classes to come,” said Ricky Wolfe, Troup County Commission Chairman. He charged the graduates to be an example for future classes.
“You’re an integral part in the continuation of the program,” he said.
The Troup Trained program was born out of the county’s workforce development initiative and is meant to teach “soft skills,” like showing up for work on time, dressing appropriately and behaving in the workplace, things that may not be taught in a regular classroom. Local employers have embraced the program and 64 people applied to be in the class.
“We can re-enter the workforce with confidence,” said Myrna Berry, one of the graduating students.
The classes are sponsored by West Georgia Technical College and the West Central Workforce Investment Board.
“This is an investment in yourself,” said Debbie Woerner, executive director of the workforce investment board. “We want to make sure Troup County residents are ready for the workforce.”