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Job & Career Programs

Each year BDI transforms more than 1,000 lives by helping individuals take their first steps toward employment.

Evaluation &



Customized supported

Discover your employability

      We are a workforce development leader in the greater Atlanta area with more than 25 years of experience connecting people with disabilities to jobs.

      We believe in focusing on a person’s individual strengths to help them find a job that supports their independence and instills a sense of purpose and belonging.

      If you or a loved one are seeking employment, we’re here to help. Our HR specialists will work with you through a one-on-one assessment to learn about your abilities, skills and interests.

      We don’t just help you find employment. We help you thrive from your first day and beyond. Explore all of the workforce readiness and employment programs available below.

Learn more about the programs available at bdi


Evaluation & career planning

  • Through a conversational interview, we’ll get to know who you are and how we can help. From uncovering your biggest talents to exploring what makes you tick, we’ll set you on a personalized path to employment.

Specialized job training

We offer a variety of training and certification programs to help you succeed in any industry.

  • Food service training
    Prepare for a career in the food service industry, including ServSafe certification from the National Restaurant Association
  • MS Office Suite training
    Learn how to efficiently navigate Microsoft Office Suite programs, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Job readiness training
    Discover soft skills like communication, workplace etiquette, how to write a resume and interview tips
  • Self-advocacy
    Articulate your needs with your employer and effectively communicate workplace accommodations
  • ACT WorkKeys certification
    Learn about checking accounts, W2s, direct deposits and more
  • Certified Logistics & warehousing
    Earn a certification to work in our warehouse or with another logistics employer



Job Connections Services

We offer a variety of job placement services for work-ready job candidates.

Our employment specialists excel at connecting candidates to the right job for their skills and goals.

  • Career placement services
    Work closely with our employment specialists to find the best fit career for you
  • Paid internships
    Try new positions and get hands-on experience while getting paid
  • Job shadowing
    Explore a new industry or worksite, and gain an understanding of what that job would entail

Customized Supported Employment

  • For individuals who need long-term support to be successful on the job, we provide a thorough and hands-on approach.
  • We begin by carving out an employment opportunity that’s tailored to their unique abilities.
  • After employment is secured, we offer ongoing job coaching to ensure the newfound career is one that lasts.


Eligibility for BDI Services

How to Apply

If you’re interested in exploring employment opportunities with BDI and our partners, click the button below to fill out the form.

Contact Us

Reach out to BDI for additional information or with any questions.

Program Services

Our Career & Employment Program Supporters

BDI is thankful for the following brands that support our career and employment programs. Please contact our team if you would like to join them or to learn more about how to get involved.

COVID-19 Announcement

Bobby Dodd Institute wants to ensure you that the health and well-being of our participants and dedicated staff is our number one priority.

Out of an abundance of caution concerning coronavirus (COVID-19) and following the guidance of the CDC, we’ve made the decision to postpone all upcoming events and close all of our administrative locations.  

We’ve transitioned all participant-centered programs and essential services to virtual platforms. To learn more, call 678-365-0071 or emaiinfo@bobbydodd.org.

We will continue to monitor this situation closely, so please check our website and social media accounts for the latest updates.