Chatham Apprentice Program

Chatham Apprentice Program

“We have just stepped up to step out of poverty.”
_RBC7608Pictured Left: Talisha Crooks, CAP Coordinator; Isaac Felton, CAP Manager; Rasheemah Johnson, Class Instructor

The Chatham Apprentice Program helps unemployed and under-employed Chatham County residents find or create career paths that offer decent wages and opportunities for advancement.

Formerly known as the Construction Apprentice Program, CAP assists adults in developing skills to compete in the job market, secure employment, and learn to become more self-sufficient. CAP is a collaboration among Chatham County, Step Up Savannah, and community-based organizations; it is funded by Chatham County.

The most recent CAP classes are part of a newly designed program called “E3” for Educate, Empower, Employ.  E3 is a collaboration among many community organizations and area employers that focuses on enhancing job skills training and job placement.

Elements of the program:

  • Competitive and rigorous application process, including basic skills assessment, background check and drug screening2.7 Pic 2
  • Intensive four-week training program, (20 hours/week) that includes individual, computer-based learning, facilitated group work covering topics such as effective communication, interview skills, conflict resolution and professionalism
  • Additional supports provided through the class include one-on-one coaching, development of individual employment and education plans, financial education, counseling services, and other work supports including assistance with work clothing, resume design and others.
  • After completion of the program, participants continue to receive one-on-one coaching support including assistance in pursuing further training and education and job placement for up to 6 months.

Target population

  • Chatham County residents
  • Adults 18 and older, men and women
  • Unemployed or underemployed and desiring employment
  • Low income
  • Face barriers to employment; e.g., spotty work history, low educational and basic
    skill levels, criminal history
  • No pending legal issue that could interfere with commitment to a job

Call 912.401.0672 to attend register for an upcoming CAP class.

Class Schedule

Location Dates Registration
Department of Labor
5520 White Bluff Rd
 March 6-30 February 10-17
Moses Jackson Advancement Center
1410 Richards St.
 April 24 – May 18 March 24-31
ROSS
7216 Skidaway Rd.
 August 7 – 31  July 7-14
Moses Jackson Advancement Center
1410 Richards St.
 September 25 – October 19  TBD
Moses Jackson Advancement Center
1410 Richards St.
 November 13 – December 12  TBD

Download CAP Application

Download the Goodwill Donation Card – Take this card with you when you drop off your donations to Goodwill and CAP will receive vouchers for our participants.

For more information:

Call the CAP office at 912-401-0672 or email Isaac Felton, program manager, at or  Talisha Crooks, program coordinator, at .

Partners

Housing Authority of Savannah
Moses Jackson Advancement Center
West Broad Street Y
St. Mary’s Community Center
Goodwill of The Coastal Empire
Savannah Technical College

 
  Thank you to Chatham County, United Way of the Coastal Empire, SunTrust Foundation, State Farm Foundation, and City of Savannah for their generous support of this program.