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 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.
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.
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1526 Mills Avenue
Gulfport, Mississippi 39501
(228) 864-6677

CLIMB CDC offers equal education opportunities, services, and/or employment to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran or marital status, sexual preference, or any other non-merit factor in the application to, admission to, or participation in any of its courses, programs, or activities. Auxiliary aids and services will be provided to those with disabilities upon request. This program is funded in part by TDWDA/SMPDD. TTY#: (800) 582-2233