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Southern Georgia Regional Commission

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The Workforce Development Programs improve the quality of life in Southern Georgia through the development and continuous improvement of a skilled workforce. Through Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the program has built collaborative partnerships and has provided employment and training opportunities for thousands of unemployed, underemployed, and dislocated workers across the Southern Georgia region.

Workforce Development


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SGRC administers the program on behalf of local elected officials and the Southern Georgia  Workforce Development Board, which is a private sector-led board that provides a regional base of leadership for workforce, education and economic development solutions.


These boards reach out to communities in the region to form partnerships that leverage resources and expertise in:

  • Job Search Assistance
  • Career Counseling with Certified Career Advisors
  • Rapid Response Teams for Plant Closings
  • Retraining & Outplacement Services for Dislocated Workers
  • Support for Increasing Southern Georgia's Healthcare Workforce
  • Financial Assistance with Costs Associated with Occupational Skills Training in High-Demand, Growth Jobs
  • Youth Job Training Programs
  • Labor Market Information
  • Summer Youth Work Experience
  • Comprehensive One-stop Centers in Valdosta, and Waycross
  • Equal Opportunity Officer Info


Southern Georgia Regional Plan Update - Draft 


Contact us by phone:

Southern Georgia RC Workforce Development:  (912) 285-6097 


If you are interested in applying for WIOA Financial Assistance please contact one of our Provider Locations listed below:

Paxen Learning Corporation:  Contact Lauren Futch at  (229) 245-2488

Southern Regional Technical College:  Contact Cindy Baker at (229) 217-4166

Valdosta Career Center:  Contact Bruce Edwards at (229) 245-2487 

Waycross Career Center:  Contact Mary Walker at (912) 287-9943

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College :  Contact Charmane Thomas at (229) 333-5271

"Equal opportunity employer/program"

"Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities"

TDD/TTY:  (800) 255-0056 or Voice:  (800) 255-0135


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