Georgia has earned national acclaim for the low- to no-cost resources it provides to help companies maintain a strong, competitive workforce.

Administered by the Technical College System of Georgia (formerly Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education - GDTAE), Georgia’s nationally recognized Quick Start program provides flexible, customized training through a network of technical colleges and universities. Since 1967, more than 5,600 companies and 706,000 Georgia workers have benefited from this no-cost program.

Walker County is proud to host a campus of Georgia Northwestern Technical College in the heart of the county, Rock Spring.

For the more than 280,000 students enrolled and 40,000 faculty teaching in the state’s public colleges and universities, Georgia provides the Intellectual Capital Partnership Program (ICAPP). A University System of Georgia program, ICAPP unites the intellectual resources of the state’s educational community with the state’s business sector.

For your specific industry needs, there’s Georgia's Service Industry Academy, Certified Economic Developer Trainer program, the Georgia Business Expansion Support Act, and other certified-specialist programs to address a number of job categories.

With Georgia’s workforce programs come important tax credits and incentives to encourage workforce development through growth, enrichment, training or retraining. Together, these innovative programs help you build the valuable workforce you need to ensure success for you and your employees.
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