Mobile career center launches today
DeKalb’s County’s first mobile career center, known as the “jobs bus,” will be stationed at various locations throughout the county. The unit will support the ONE DeKalb Works initiative by providing work readiness services and helping to put county residents back to work.
Features of the resource center include 13 computer stations; a private interview area; high-speed satellite Internet connection; printer, scanner and copy services; and a fully accessible ADA workstation with movable table and auxiliary. Businesses will be able to use the mobile unit for recruiting, pre-employment screenings, interviewing, and training. The mobile unit will also provide residents with essential services including, job search assistance, adult workshops and training, resume writing, and interviewing tips.
The job bus is scheduled to be at the Covington Library Jan. 9 until 4 p.m. at 3500 Covington Highway in Decatur.
Four county schools named AP Honor Schools
Four schools in DeKalb County were named AP Honor Schools by State School Superintendent
Dr. John Barge. DeKalb School of the Arts, Chamblee Charter, Dunwoody and Lakeside high schools earned the distinction.
AP classes and exams are administered by the College Board, which also
administers the SAT. AP classes offer college-level learning
options for students in high school. Students who receive a 3, 4 or 5 on
AP exams may receive college credit.
"I am very proud of the academic achievement demonstrated by the students,
teachers and staff at our AP Honor Schools," said DeKalb County Schools
Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Atkinson. "These honors are another example of
how the DeKalb County School [System] is striving to improve student
success and achieve victory in every classroom."
Jazz fest opens at Emory
The Emory annual Jazz Fest opens with a concert Friday, Feb. 10, by Sachal Vasandani and the Gary Motley Trio. The event will be at 8 p.m. at Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 1700 North Decatur Road, Atlanta. Events in the festival are open to the public. For ticket information and other details, call (404) or visit www.arts.emory.ed.