At orientation, you and your case manager will have talked and created a game plan with your goals in mind. Training is where the action starts! 

In training, you’ll learn basic skills to succeed in your job placement and long-term skills to guide you in your personal life and your career. Based on what area you’re training in, you will either train at our main campus (306 Fort Drive, LaGrange, Georgia) or on-the-job for local companies in the community.


Stages of Training:

The stages of your training are based on your needs. In general, training takes between 2.5 to 3 months (400-450 hours of on-the-job training). You could train in one area or several, depending on your situation.

  • If you’ve applied through the GVRA, you’re more likely to move around in a few areas based on what works best for you.

Every two weeks, your supervisor will write a report on how you’re doing on the job. Your supervisor gives this report to your case manager so you two can discuss your progress and decide if there are areas you could use help in. 

  • During training, if the job you’re training for doesn’t feel like a good fit for you, your case manager has an open-door policy, so stop by anytime to share your thoughts! Together you can talk it out, discuss your options, and try to find something better for you.


Areas We Train In:

We teach industry specific skills through on-the-job training. Below are some of the areas you could train in!

  • Production and manufacturing
    • Wrapping, assembly, disassembly, distribution, etc.
    • Training takes place at New Ventures
  • Janitorial and cleaning services
    • Building cleaning, office maintenance, property maintenance service, custodial services, etc.
    • Possibility to earn a Janitorial Training Certification from the Cleaning Managing Institute
    • Training could take place at New Ventures or on-the-job in the community
  • Landscape services
    • Landscape maintenance training, basics of landscape care and how to operate high-end commercial mowing equipment
    • Training takes place on-the-job in the community


Not seeing what you had in mind? Give us a ring and we’ll be happy to assist in any way we can!


What We’ll Work On:

Our training program primarily focuses on soft skills training and uses the following competencies to track individual progress:

  • Attendance
  • Character
  • Teamwork
  • Appearance
  • Attitude
  • Productivity
  • Organization
  • Cooperation
  • Respect
  • Communication


More Details:

For more information about our training program, or for answers to specific questions, check out our Frequently Asked Questions or call us at 706-882-7723!