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Youth Success Academy

The Youth Success Academy is specifically designed for out of school youth that wish to attain a GED® and a technical education. The participants in the program will be involved in: GED® Preparation, Job Readiness and Workshops and Leadership Activities.

The WIA Youth Success Academy is sponsored through a partnership with GNTC and Northwest Georgia Regional Development Center. Those who are eligible may apply for travel and childcare stipends. Referrals may come through any number of sources, including self-referral.

NOTICE: All program participants must meet eligibility requirements.

Programs Offered


  • Ages 16-24
  • Classroom instruction and support by dedicated professionals
  • Full payment of GED® testing ($160.00)
  • College and Career Counseling
  • $500 after completing your GED® and enrolling at a Georgia college
  • A check for coming to class (for transportation & child care costs)
  • Leadership and Survival Skills

ITA (Individual Training Account) – helps with college expenses

  • Ages 18-24 First time college student
  • Tuition paid for the student (the amount HOPE does not cover)
  • Get paid to go to college (transportation and child care costs)
  • Books and supplies purchased for the student
  • Major must be in an approved demand occupation
  • Leadership and Survival Skills

Work Experience

  • Ages 18-24 Out of School Youth (has obtained H.S. Diploma or GED)
  • Gain Work Experience
  • Learn Fundamental Work Ethics
  • Develop Communication and Teamwork Skills
  • Get paid minimum wage by the YSA
  • Work up to 40 hours / week
  • Work in Work Experience Program for four months
  • May lead to potential employment
  • Leadership and Survival Skills

Short Term Training

  • Ages 18-24
  • Tuition costs paid by YSA
  • Get paid to go to college (transportation & child care costs)
  • Books and supplies purchased for the student
  • Training program must be approved by the YSA
  • Leadership and Survival Skills

Short-Term Training Programs

  • Administrative Professional Training Level 1 & 2
  • Fast Track Certified Logistics Technician
  • Fast Track Industrial Maintenance Level 1
  • Gas Arc Welding (MIG) Skills Course
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (TIG) Skills Course
  • ServSafe Training


For More information please call 706-764-3783.