Discussions On High Demand Career Skills

August 13, 2014 11:20 am

by Nathan · 4 comments

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.

Bridget Cantrell August 13, 2014 at 12:04 pm

The Southern Poly Alumni Board of Directors meets all day on Sat, Sept 6.

We have ideas, funds, and industry connections. If you’d like 20-25 sharp minds interested in Georgia’s STEM initiatives helping you brainstorm solutions, shoot me an email.

This isn’t me being snarky. I understand the need, and I’m whole-heartedly pulling with you on finding a solution to this problem.

Ellynn August 13, 2014 at 2:29 pm

I notice that all the meetings are West of Augusta and Valdosta. They have none on the coast. None.

Lawton Sack August 13, 2014 at 2:52 pm

I noticed that also, though they at least went south of Macon.

Nathan August 13, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Nor did they travel up above Atlanta into northwest Georgia. Dalton State is a major institution that have graduates going not just into the carpet and supporting businesses in Dalton, but also into businesses in the Chattanooga and metro-Atlanta areas. The same can be said for Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

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