November 2023

Workforce Development Newsletter

The Georgia Mountains Works Occupational Priorities list serves as a compass for guiding our work direction. Valuable insights for employers, employees, job hunters, and educators via by creating resources and opportunities for engagement through:

  • Employer Partnerships
  • Tour Hosting Kit
  • Business Guide to Work Based Learning
  • Skill Training Bootcamps
  • Apprenticeships
  • WorkSource Funding

National Apprenticeship Week emphasizes the transformative power of apprenticeships in the talent pipeline offering an unparalleled blend of hands-on experience and structured learning.

What's new? There's a new Draftsman apprenticeship making for 6 MFG-related apprenticeships now available. North Georgia Technical College offers the Quality Technician Apprenticeship starting 2024 in addition to Lanier Technical College. Click for more info.

Registration for SAIL & LEAD

is now open.

 SAIL at Lanier Technical College

LEAD at North Georgia Technical College

Eight topics developed by the Georgia Mountains Works Employer Partnership are delivered by subject matter experts over 12 weeks. New classes start in January 2024.

MFG Sector Partners In Action

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2,000+ middle schoolers will be introduced to 13 career paths at the annual Gainesville & Hall County Career Path Fair held on 6 days at 3 college and university locations. 70 business partners are needed to participate, and sponsorships are also available. #CTAE

Success! 440 students participated in tours throughout the region raising awareness about a range of careers in advanced manufacturing. Thank you, Georgia Mountain Works Employer Partners and the Education Professionals that made it all happen. #MFGDay23

Johnson High School Students are gaining hands-on experience in ALBAform's robotic welding department. They're discovering rewarding manufacturing careers and earning credits for both their work and WBL class requirements.


Supervisors representing 7 different manufacturing companies in the region refining their skills and exploring ways to incorporate brainstorming tools with their teams. Continuous Improvement is a language unto itself in manufacturing. #SAIL #LEAD

Workforce Strategies Group sponsored the Hall County work based learning advisory Committee. Together, we're creating opportunities that will make a positive impact on students and businesses in Hall County.

White County High School received a $500 PAGE grant with pride. This grant has been instrumental in supplying essential PPE coveralls for Mr. Adams' welding classes.