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June 12, 2024

Cobb County Sheriff’s Office Celebrates New Class of Construction Ready Graduates


 


Cobb County Sheriff’s Office and community partners pose with graduates at the Construction Ready Graduation

 



Cobb County Sheriff’s Office Celebrates New Class of Construction Ready Graduates 

 

The Cobb County Sheriff's Office proudly celebrated its third Construction Ready graduation on Thursday, at the Cobb County Detention Facility, 1825 County Services Parkway, Marietta, GA. 

13 individuals completed the rigorous Construction Ready Program, with five graduates already having successfully reintegrated into society.

The ceremony, a collaborative effort by CCSO Worksource Cobb/CobbWorks and Construction Ready, commenced with a warm welcome and guest introduction by Chief Deputy Rhonda Anderson. Sonya Grant-Wilson from Worksource Cobb/CobbWorks delivered the occasion and Scott Shelar, President and CEO of Construction Ready, presented certificates to the graduates, celebrating their perseverance and achievements.

Graduates earned certifications in critical areas, including NCCER Core, OSHA 10, First Aid/CPR/AED, Fall Protection Competent Person, Hilti Powder Actuated Tools, Hilti Laser, Forklift Awareness, and ATSSA Utility Flagger. According to Construction Ready, 97% of our graduates get matched with employers during training. New construction workers with no experience can expect to earn $14 to $20 per hour in their first construction job. Within 3 to 6 months, most of these workers should enjoy an increase in their hourly wage.

Capt. Aaron Jenkins provided heartfelt words of encouragement, reinforcing the significance of this milestone. Sheriff Craig Owens concluded the event by emphasizing the transformative impact of the programs offered at the Cobb County Adult Detention Facility.

This graduation ceremony was not just a recognition of individual accomplishments but a testament to the potential for change and growth. It left a lasting impression on all attendees, emphasizing the value of second chances and the power of determination.



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:: Courtesy of the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office::

 


Sonya Grant-Wilson (Executive Director; President/CEO - Worksource Cobb/Cobb Works) took the stage at the Construction Ready Graduation, to share her enthusiasm about the program.

 


Scott Shelar (President/CEO - Construction Ready) awarded certificates to the detainees at the Construction Ready Graduation.

 




Chief of Staff David Jones and special guest Michael Deleston (Bank of America) beams with pride alongside one of our detainees at the Construction Ready Graduation.

 

 


Sheriff Craig Owens emphasized his commitment to providing detainees the opportunity to always better themselves, ensuring they leave better than when they arrived at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.

 

 


Special guest, Michael Deleston (Bank of America) shared valuable financial resources with the detainees at the Construction Ready Graduation.

 

 


Capt. Aaron Jenkins poses with the graduates at the Construction Ready graduation.

 



Hassan Glenn (Communications manager - CCSO) introduces the special guests at the Construction Ready Graduation.

 

 


Sgt. Randall Finney and Lt. Maurice McGill conduct media interviews at the Construction Ready Graduation.

 



Mr. Robert Haley (Founder/CEO of Cobb Sheriff’s Foundation) congratulates and gives a gesture of encouragement to a detainee at the Construction Ready Graduation.

 

 


Sheriff Craig Owens speaks to Worksource Cobb/Cobb Works staff about future planning at the Construction Ready Graduation.

 


Chief of Staff David Jones and Sonya Grant-Wilson (Worksource Cobb/Cobb Works) are all smiles at the Construction Ready Graduation.

 

 


Courtlyn Good (Construction Ready) helps out with the food distribution at the Construction Ready Graduation.

 

 


Sgt. Randall Finney and Lt. Maurice McGill stand proud by the people in our care at the Construction Ready Graduation.

 

Sonya Grant-Wilson and Thomas Base (Worksource Cobb/Cobb Works) express their happiness at having another group of successful graduates from the Construction Ready program.