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Special Initiative

Invigorating the Women of Clayton County

A STEM-Focused Workforce Development Initiative

Official

Program Launch 

~ January 2017 ~

Click here for details and
2017 Cohort Application.

Implementation Partners: 

Invigorating the Women of Clayton County

A STEM-based Workforce
Development Initiative

Official

Program Launch 

~ January 2017 ~

Click here for details and
2017 Cohort Application.

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About the Initiative

The Clayton County Women’s STEM Initiative is a strategic workforce development program created uniquely for low-income/unemployed women ages 25 and older in Clayton County.  The initiative aims to equip participants with viable, highly-marketable skills within Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields.  

Implementation Partners: 

2016 Implementation Committee

 

Lynnett R. Glass - RUBY, Inc. & Paradise CDC (Chair)

Nadia Faucette - Georgia Power

Delores Crowell - AT&T

Patricia Hurston - Women In Technology

Karen LaMarsh - Clayton State University

Terreta Rodgers - Atlanta Technical College

Representative Valencia Stovall - State of Georgia, District 74

Dorothy Herzberg - Clayton County Work Training Center

Dr. Lawanda Folami - Community Advocate

Rosalind Lett - Clayton County Library System

Jessie Goree - Clayton County Public School System

Dr. Ruth Jiles-Chapman - Center for Disease Control

William Bryant - Emory Technology

~ Special Advisers to the Chair ~ 

Elder Paul Q. Fortson, COO & Founder - Paradise CDC

Ms. Rosalind Sconiers, Founder - Sconiers Homeless Prevention Services

Official Program Launch 

~ January 2017 ~

 

 

 

Applications for Spring 2017 are no longer being accepted.

Please check back in June to apply for Fall 2017.

Invigorating the Women of Clayton County

A STEM-based Workforce
Development Initiative

About the Initiative

The Clayton County Women’s STEM Initiative is a strategic workforce development program created uniquely for women ages 21 and older in Clayton County.  The initiative aims to equip women with viable, highly-marketable skills within Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields and position them for success.

Applications for Spring 2017

are no longer being accepted. Please check back in June

to apply for Fall 2017.

Program Details:

Mission

To provide Clayton County women distinct access to more lucrative careers within STEM fields by teaching them highly marketable skills, mentoring their professional development, and aligning them with proper resources to sustain future success.

 

Pilot Program Details

  • Target: Women; Ages 21 and older; Low to Mid Income levels

  • Dates: January – May 2017

  • Compensation: Stipends & additional assistance provided

 

Main Components

  • Education and Training at Clayton State University and Atlanta Technical College.

  • One-on-One Mentoring by STEM professionals from AT&T, Georgia Power, HUD, Morehouse School of Medicine, etc.

  • Professional Development via strategic workshops and exclusive opportunities.

  • Employment Assistance to help participants launch their STEM careers.

  • Wrap-around services to sustain future success.

The Ideal Candidate is:

Driven ~ Accountable ~ Determined                                            Focused ~ Responsible ~ Committed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ready for Change

Program Partners: 

2016 Implementation Committee
included representatives from: 

RUBY, Inc. / Paradise CDC 

Georgia Power / AT&T / Women In Technology

Clayton State University / Atlanta Technical College

Center for Disease Control / Emory University Technology

State of Georgia House of Representatives

Clayton County Work Training Center

Clayton County Library System

Clayton County Public School System

2017 Core Governing Committee

Lynnett R. Glass - RUBY, Inc. & Paradise CDC (Chair)

Patricia Hurston - Women In Technology

Karen LaMarsh - Clayton State University

Terreta Rodgers - Atlanta Technical College

Dr. Santoshia Oggs - University of Phoenix - Atlanta

Sherron Alexander Jackson - GA Dept of Community Affairs