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Education & Workforce Development

In Georgia, we don't just live well; we learn well.

Workforce Development in Georgia

Georgia's workforce pipeline is continually renewed by our state's education system and workforce development programs. Throughout the workforce pipeline, from learners to earners, our team works alongside community leaders and industry to invest in our most valuable natural resource – talent.

Many workforce development programs rely on working with a local Georgia College and Career Academy for skill development. Georgia boasts over fifty campuses to provide training and career readiness in engineering, biomedicine, technology, logistics, robotics, and many more of the skills needed to compete in the global market.


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Workforce Development Programs

When economic development organizations bring together industry, educators, students, and families, the results are more resilient communities and businesses. From Frito-Lay Company's Mentor Program to Textron's Reaching Potential through Manufacturing - partnerships are helping industry engage with students across the state.

It's not a one-sized fits all approach, and Georgia Power's Regional Economic Development Team is committed to supporting and sharing local programs and best practices to inspire other communities and demonstrate that Georgia is not only the best place for business but also to live and learn.

Click here or below to browse examples of the workforce development solutions taking place at the local and regional levels across Georgia.

A Growing Pipeline of Talent

The workforce in Georgia is plentiful, fueled by in-migration and a young population. The state’s population grew by 96,700 between 2021 and 2022 – the fourth-largest surge in the nation, according to data collected and analyzed by the U.S. Census Bureau. More population equals more talent, spread across a diverse set of industries and skills sets.

Georgia's diverse workforce includes adults who pursue training to change careers, increase skillsets, and maintain value to employers. In our state, more than 50,000 adult learners work with our technical college system to learn new skills that are aligned with the needs of industries. Another 25,000 maintain their competitiveness through industry-specific bootcamps and University System of Georgia continuing education.

Explore the available labor force in Georgia by drive time, county and more.

Georgia Quick Start

A division of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), Quick Start provides customized workforce training for companies creating jobs in Georgia.

“I’ve done five new plant startups in five different states in the Southeast, and Georgia’s the only one that actually provided the resources like Quick Start does.”

Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing, Inc.

Georgia Quick Start is the #1 Workforce Training Program in the U.S. for 14 years running. Its services are free to any qualified company, whether new to Georgia, expanding a workforce here, or adding new technology to stay competitive. 

During the training development process Quick Start collaborates with client companies to analyze needs, design a training plan, develop modules and materials, implement training and evaluate effectiveness for continuous improvement.

This approach helps businesses launch new facilities and products faster.

Contact Us

If you have a question about local workforce development programs in Georgia or how Georgia Power Economic Development can support your workforce strategy, contact your Regional Economic Development Manager.