WORKFORCE TRAINING INSTITUTE
Café CLIMB social enterprise:
Culinary, Barista and Hospitality Training
Youthbuild: Construction Training and Affordable Housing Rehabilitation
CLIMB Training (Micro-Business)
CLIMB Tech for Computer Networking, Cable Systems, and Utility Line Installation
CLIMB Commercial Driving
CLIMB CDC’s Workforce Training Institute (WTI) enables disadvantaged youth to obtain job training, education training, job placement, life skills, and access to college through a comprehensive program led by experienced experts.
WTI’s programs empower at-risk individuals to earn a livable wage, and begin a career path that leads to economic and personal self-sufficiency.
Career Track Current Availability
WTI EMPLOYER NETWORK
WTI utilizes its extensive employer network to assist graduates obtain interviews that lead to initial employment and a career track. WTI partners with employers to insure that the classroom and on-the-job training in our programs prepares our students to step into their post-training positions with up-to-date knowledge and team skills.
OTHER WTI PARTNERS
To leverage the value of its programs, WTI partners with organizations that offer certifications, sharing of best practices, advocacy, access to funding and discounts on products and services utilized in our workforce training programs. Current partners include the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), YouthBuild USA, Gulf Coast Community College, Catalyst Kitchens, Mississippi Center for Volunteer Services, AmeriCorps, Coast Chamber of Commerce, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast Business Council.
Funding for WTI comes from a wide variety of sources, including the federal government, corporations, foundations and individuals. To the extent possible, individual programs become social enterprises that create services and programs which can generate funding to support a portion of the program’s costs.