Celebrating Excellence: Nominees for the 2024 Workforce Excellence Awards Announced!

Topic: Organizational Growth

CareerRise Program: General

We are thrilled to announce the nominees for the 2024 Workforce Excellence Awards, an initiative by CareerRise aimed at recognizing organizations and businesses making significant contributions to workforce development in our community. These awards celebrate innovation, dedication, and impactful collaborations that drive economic mobility and prosperity in Metro Atlanta.

With over 25 nominations received, the Workforce Excellence Awards honor outstanding achievements across three categories highlighting workforce partnerships, equity, and quality careers. The winners of the 2024 Workforce Excellence Awards will be announced during the upcoming 3rd Annual Workforce Excellence Summit on May 16, 2024, from 8:30am – 1:00pm at Zoo Atlanta in Savanna Hall. We invite you to join us as we gather to celebrate their remarkable achievements.

Congratulations to all the nominees! The shortlist 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.

  • Aerotropolis Atlanta
  • Atlanta Department of Labor & Employment Services
  • Elevance Health
  • Georgia Power Company
  • The Coalition
  • WorkSource 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.

  • Atlanta Department of Labor & Employment Services
  • Atlanta Regional Commission
  • The BIG Partnership
  • The International Rescue Committee
  • Be Pro Be Proud Georgia
  • Elevance Health

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.

  • Elevance Health
  • Essendant
  • JPMorgan Chase

The shortlist represents a diverse array of organizations and businesses committed to strengthening our workforce and community. Their dedication to creating opportunities, enhancing skills, and fostering inclusivity is truly commendable. Stay tuned for further updates and join us in celebrating excellence at the Workforce Excellence Summit!