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Georgia Works: Workforce development is job one for UGA outreach programs

Workforce development is perhaps the most critical issue facing many of Georgia’s communities. Even before the pandemic, businesses across the state were struggling to fill positions, while nearby residents traveled miles from home to get to jobs that matched their… Full story

Albany-Dougherty County launches workforce development initiative

Dozens of area leaders gathered in downtown Albany on a February morning to officially kick-off Albany-Dougherty County Works!, a comprehensive workforce development initiative facilitated by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Developed by a steering committee of 20 community leaders… Full story

UGA Archway helps launch high school welding program to build local workforce

Students at Thomson High School now have an on-site training program designed to help them prepare for available jobs when they graduate and meet a growing workforce need in the community. Twenty-seven students already have enrolled in the new welding… Full story

Partnerships help Georgia businesses find trained employees and students find good jobs

What happens when there are more jobs than qualified people to fill them? That is a critical issue for many Georgia communities and one that the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government is working to address. Recent one-day… Full story

UGA and Georgia Power partner on guide to enhance workforce development efforts

  A new guide from the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government will help schools and businesses throughout Georgia connect to provide on-the-job learning experiences for students. The free booklet, “Creating and Replicating High-Quality Experiential Learning Opportunities,” helps… Full story

Education department engages Institute of Goverment to continue workforce development assistance

The Carl Vinson Institute of Government will provide technical assistance in fiscal year 2018 for workforce development initiatives by the Georgia Department of Education’s Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Division (CTAE). The institute will provide technical assistance to education department… Full story

UGA engineering students benefit from leadership training in addition to degrees

UGA civil and environmental engineering students will enter the workforce with a degree and leadership training designed to help them transition from student to professional. Full story