CareerRise Workforce Excellence Awards 2023 Nominees Announced!

Topic: Organizational Growth

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CareerRise is pleased to announce the nominees for the 2023 Workforce Excellence Awards. The Workforce Excellence Awards recognizes workforce and industry partners doing exceptional work across our regional workforce development ecosystem. Over 30 nominations were received in three award categories. Winners will be honored on May 4, 2023, at the 2nd Annual CareerRise Workforce Excellence Summit, hosted at Zoo Atlanta in Savanna Hall. CareerRise invites you to connect and celebrate the accomplishments of workforce development partners from across the Metro Atlanta region to advance economic mobility and drive regional prosperity. 

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Congratulations to all the nominees! The full list of nominees follows.

The Cinda Herndon-King Award for Excellence in Workforce Partnerships

This award honors an organization that has demonstrated innovation in creating collaborative, employer-driven career training programs in our metro Atlanta region. This organization creates family-sustaining wage opportunities and career pathways, and champions economic mobility.

  • Atlanta Center for Self-Sufficiency
  • Atlanta Technical College
  • Bobby Dodd Institute
  • Center for Employment Opportunities
  • CobbWorks, Inc./WorkSource Cobb’s PowerUp! Pre-Apprenticeship Program in partnership with Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors of Georgia (PHCC)
  • Georgia Building Trades Academy, Inc.
  • Georgia Piedmont Technical College
  • Goodwill of North Georgia
  • New Birth Employment Network
  • On the Rise Community Development Inc.
  • Per Scholas Atlanta

 The Doug Hooker Award for Excellence in Workforce Equity

This award recognizes businesses, organizations and partnerships bringing together employers, education and workforce development entities, and economic development organizations as a key economic driver to achieve more equitable service delivery practices and outcomes.

  • Aerotropolis Atlanta 3rd Annual Career & Job Expo
  • Atlanta Technical College-Economic Development Division
  • CobbWorks, Inc./WorkSource Cobb’s English Language Learners Initiative (ELLI)
  • Georgia Justice Project – Occupational Licensing Legislative Task Force, with Emmy Williams as GJP leader
  • On the Rise Community Development Inc.
  • The Latin American Association (LAA)

The Mike Kenig Award for Excellence in Quality Careers

This award recognizes high performing businesses that have risen to workforce challenges by implementing innovative practices and strategies in support of their employees to create high quality jobs and workplaces. The employers recognized with this award have a track record of strong engagement and interest supporting workforce initiatives through partnerships, career pathways, and professional development.

  • Blackrock Innovation Hub – Atlanta
  • Kids in Motion Academy