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Georgia's Quick Start program is nationally recognized for providing high-quality training services at no cost to new or expanding businesses in Georgia. Since 1967, Quick Start has provided customized training for hundreds of thousands of employees and for thousands of businesses and industries throughout the state. Quick Start has been singled out by Fortune, as well as Training, and Expansion Management magazines for its effectiveness in providing the most comprehensive and advanced training in the nation.
Quick Start's programs are custom-designed and their training is delivered through a network of 34 technical colleges, 18 satellite campuses and four associated university programs throughout the state. Typical services include training consultation, instructional design, implementation, training and evaluation. Appropriate training technologies will be utilized and may include broadcast quality video, training guides, job aids, trainer guides, transparencies, interactive video, animation, multimedia, and others as appropriate.
Training can be conducted for both pre-employment and post-employment programs. For businesses locating in Fayette County, expert training services are provided through Griffin Technical College.
Southern Crescent Technical College is a public, accredited two-year postsecondary college that provides accessible, quality educational programs and services. Southern Crescent Technical College provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for initial employment; offers continuing education and training to acquire advanced levels of competency; offers a general education curriculum that encourages intellectual, personal, and social values; sponsors co-curricular activities to assist in the development of leadership traits; and facilitates public adult education programs to improve general population and workforce literacy levels.
The Economic Development Division is the primary liaison with business and industry and other community groups within the surrounding area. The Division is committed to delivering quality educational and training services to individual citizens, community groups and employers.
The Georgia Department of Labor provides a wide range of services to job seekers and employers. It collects, analyzes, and publishes a wide array of information about the state's labor market. This information provides a snapshot of Georgia's economy, job market, businesses, and its workforce. Data on jobs and workers, including labor force, employment and unemployment, industrial growth, occupational trends, and wage rates, are increasingly important to remaining competitive in the global marketplace. DOL offers assistance with screening and recruiting potential employees. The agency provides an adequate pool of applicants for the employee selection process. The company establishes its qualifications and, through a computerized system, DOL reviews applicants and matches their skills and competencies to specific jobs. These services are available for both start-up and ongoing operations.