Construction Ready at Westside Works is a four-week, boot camp-style training program designed for residents of Atlanta’s 30314 and 30318 Zip Codes.
Since June 2014, Construction Ready at Westside Works has placed more than 350 residents into full-time, living wage careers with construction companies throughout metro Atlanta. Our graduation and placement rates consistently exceed 95%. Our retention rate at 90 days is 89% and our retention rate at one year is 70%.
Located at 261 Joseph E Lowery Boulevard NW, Construction Ready at Westside Works is nationally accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research and nationally recognized by the Construction Users Roundtable. Construction Ready is a partnership of CEFGA and HB NEXT. Funding for this program is provided by The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, Atlanta Workforce Development Agency (AWDA), Invest Atlanta and Construction Companies.
EMPLOYERS: While enrollment is limited to residents of Atlanta’s Westside, employer participation is open. To date, more than 170 construction companies from across metro Atlanta have hired Construction Ready graduates. To get involved, click here, then click the Employer Sign-Up box.
“As a representative of McKenney’s working with Construction Ready for two years now, we have had the opportunity to hire six full-time employees; we have retained five of them. McKenney’s has not only gained these very valuable employees, we also have recognized the dedication and innovation that the Construction Ready Program has offered to the industry. To have a single source supplier of employees who have a basic level of construction understanding is almost unheard of in the current market.”
Dave Tzimenatos, Field Operations Supervisor, McKenney’s