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Workforce Development

The Workforce Development Programs improve the quality of life in Southern Georgia through the development and continuous improvement of a skilled workforce. Through the 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 Planning Resources

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
· Youth Work Experience
· Comprehensive One-stop Centers in Valdosta, GA.
· Affiliate One-Stop Centers in Douglas, Tifton and Waycross, GA.

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

Assistance with attending technical schools, universities or private training providers:

Southern Regional Technical College
Moultrie Campus (229) 217-4166
Tifton Campus (229) 391-2620

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College
Valdosta Campus (229) 333-2100
Sparks Campus (229) 549-7830
Fitzgerald Campus (229) 468-2000
Douglas Campus (229) 389-4303

E.T.C. Schools, Inc. (provides assistance for all other technical schools, universities and private training providers)
Waycross Office (912) 262-4430

Assistance with GED/Adult Education Services:

E.T.C. Schools, Inc. at (912) 262-4430
GED/Adult Education services at Coastal Pines Technical College and Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (Coffee and Ben Hill)

Eckerd Connects Paxen at 229) 245-2490
GED/Adult Education services at Eckerd Connects Paxen, Southern Regional Technical College (Tifton) or Wiregrass Georgia Technical College (Valdosta)

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

Contact us by phone:

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

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