Atlanta CareerRise prepares and trains unemployed and low wage workers with the skills to earn sustainable jobs that pay living wages.

The Issue

Today, jobs go unfilled in Greater Atlanta because employers can’t find workers with the right qualifications, while those in greatest need of a job often don’t have the necessary skillsets to be hired.

United Way's Role

United Way helps fund training and support for individuals with limited education, creating employer-led partnerships that ultimately provides individuals with the means to obtain and retain better paying jobs.

The Results

CareerRise and its partners have served more than 850 individuals, enrolled more than 800 individuals in occupational training who have earned over 2000 industry-recognized credentials.