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The 4th Annual South Georgia Healthcare Summit was held in Tifton, GA on February 21, 2024, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. WorkSource Southern Georgia and WorkSource Southwest Georgia came together to create a 32-county collaborative event focusing on healthcare where key partners could collaborate by sharing best practices, offering mentoring, providing insight on lessons learned, and so much more. This year's event was titled, "A Day In the Life" and featured conversations with Non-traditional Programs, Work-Based Learning Coordinators, Employers, and various speakers. Our Opening Speaker was Lisa Stephens, Associate Vice President for Business and Healthcare with Albany Technical College and our Keynote Speaker was Robin Rau, CEO of the Hospital Authority of Miller County with a warm welcome from our very own Karen Kirchler, Deputy Commissioner with the Technical College System of Georgia, Office of Workforce Development.


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Governor Nathan Deal launched the High Demand Career Initiative (HDCI) in 2014 to hear directly from businesses about their training and workforce development needs. At HDCI’s inception, Governor Deal stated that its purpose is “to allow us to hear directly from the employers of our state about what they expect their future needs will be, and it will give our institutions of education the chance to get ahead of the curve in preparing tomorrow’s workforce.” In 2018, the name of the grant changed to Sector Partnerships when WIOA moved from the Georgia Department of Economic Development to the Technical College System of Georgia. WorkSource Southern Georgia Sector Partnerships are designed to support the development of regional sector partnerships that will work to understand and act on the needs of key industries. Our sector partnerships engage businesses and inform the educational and workforce development efforts at the local level. We strive to further build an infrastructure of communication and collaboration between the public and private sectors throughout Region 11/Area 18.