Job Skills Training

Men’s Program

The Salvation Army of Augusta’s Men’s Job Skills Training Program is designed to teach program participants the skills necessary to build self-confidence while becoming more employable and moving towards re-entry into society. Participants will discover the skills to obtain and maintain employment and learn necessary life skills. The JST Program is a three month program that will assist participants in becoming productive members of society.

Participants will:

– Gain valuable job skills including good work ethics, communication, problem solving, and team-building
– Acquire life skills including food, nutrition and personal hygiene
– Improve money management
– Train with computers
– Earn certifications (OSHA 10, Forklift, CPR/First Aid, Safe-Serv)
– Network with Members

Along with the educational portion of the program, The Salvation Army Center of Hope will provide a comfortable place to sleep, daily meals, recreational activities, clothing vouchers, transportation to-and-from class and additional support to assist participants in becoming productive.

Potential candidates should:

– Be homeless or at risk of being homeless (several spots are reserved for men who do not fit this category)
– Must be male and between the age of 21-60
– Possess a basic knowledge of reading, writing and math
– Complete an application and an in-person interview for consideration
– Must pass a drug test

​If you are interested in becoming a part of the Job Skills Training Program, or just want more information, call the Men’s Job Skills Training Coordinator, Dr. Gregory D. Rhodes at 706-364-4051.


Completed forms are accepted in person, via email or by fax to The Salvation Army’s Center of Hope, 1384 Greene Street, Augusta, GA 30901. Fax: 706-826-1801.


Women’s Program

The Salvation Army of Augusta’s Women’s Job Skills Training Program (WJSTP) is designed to help women discover their full potential. Participants identify goals and develop the skills needed for effective career planning and life enrichment, in order to promote self-sufficiency. The WJSTP is a three (3) month, tuition-free program that provides women of low income the opportunity to gain the practical skills necessary to support achievement in personal growth and employment success. The program offers a variety of seminar and lab experiences to support skill development. A sample of the topics covered include: financial literacy, resume development, successful job-search, mock interviews, stress management, nutrition & healthy living and computer basics. OSHA-10, ServSafe, First Aid/CPR/AED, and Customer Service certifications are offered to support career goals. Through community donations to the Suit Yourself for Success Closet, participants are eligible to receive free interview and workplace attire upon goal achievement.

The WJSTP empowers women on the journey as they develop greater self-confidence and acquire the skills necessary to reach the goal of self-sufficiency. As a group, participants learn the importance of teamwork and effective communication facilitated through a close-knit, supportive learning environment that brings together women of all ages, backgrounds, and cultures.

Classes meet Monday-Thursday from 9am-12pm for three (3) months. All applicants must pass a drug test before entering the program and pass random drug screens throughout the program.

Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. All applicants must complete an in-person interview and provide a picture ID, Social Security card and birth certificates for all dependents. Income eligibility and verification is required.


Completed forms are accepted in person via email, or by fax to The Salvation Army’s Center of Hope, 1384 Greene Street, Augusta, GA 30901. Fax: 706-826-1801.

For more information, call 706-364-4088.