The Georgia Department of Economic Development Workforce Division has been directed by Governor Nathan Deal to spearhead the “High Demand Career Initiative”. The new program stems from needs of the private sector for a “consistent, trained, and reliable workforce”. Under the initiative, the GDoED Workforce Division will be coordinating the talks between the University System of Georgia, the Technical College System of Georgia, and the private sector. The purpose is to see what skill sets employers are looking for and how Georgia’s post-secondary schools can meet those needs.
There are two meetings this month, one was today in Warner Robbins at Central Georgia Technical College to discuss the military sector. There is one tomorrow in Eastman at Middle Georgia State College to discuss the aerospace industry starting at 10a. There is a meeting schedule posted, so feel free to attend and see what’s going on.