Apprenticeships Open Doors for Georgia’s Future Workforce

Staff Report

Tuesday, December 20th, 2022

Georgia is proactive in educating the workforce of the future and is proving its commitment by investing in apprenticeship programs so more Georgians can enter the workforce prepared for success.

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) recently announced a round of $1 million in funding to create 120 new apprenticeships across the state. These apprenticeships will train students for careers in-demand industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, and construction, and provide employers with opportunities to fill their workforce needs.

This step builds upon new workforce-focused initiatives Governor Kemp signed into law earlier this year to take Georgia’s education and career training initiatives to the next level. Investment numbers show that companies choose Georgia time and again for new businesses and expanded operations, and they do that because they know Georgia has a talented workforce ready to meet their needs.

To push Georgia’s workforce training into high gear, state legislators created the High Demand Career Initiatives (HDCI) Program, which awards up to $50,000 in funding to Georgia businesses to train students and upskill workers through registered apprenticeships.

This year’s awards will bring more than $6.2 million in added income into Georgia’s economy each year, with a statewide impact that will be felt for generations to come.

Adding these apprenticeship programs to Georgia’s inventory of top-ranking universities and technical colleges, the No. 1 workforce training program in the country, and other job readiness initiatives, Georgia is ensuring that its workforce is prepared for the jobs of the future.

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