January 2023

Workforce Development Newsletter


Occupational Priorities

Georgia Mountains Regional MFG Sector Employers annually prioritize their occupational needs. We use this list to determine the direction of our work. As Industrial Maintenance Technician hit #1 again, you can expect to see a deeper dive into what the position entails to the employer, employee, job hunter, and educator in the coming months.

$$$ for Apprenticeships

If your manufacturing company could benefit from training and hands-on experience in the following, an HDCI application is worth your time investment:

  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Machinist
  • Quality Technician
  • Welding/Fabrication

High Demand Career Initiative

TCSG's has reopened funding for APP101,

2-year USDOL Certified Apprenticeships, that are available for apprenticeships related to the Occupational Priorities list. Last award period, American Woodmark, ASI Southeast, Haering Precision, and Specialty Appliances were each funded for 1 or more apprenticeships. This funding is in addition to WorkSource Georgia Mountains IWT funding.

Click button for an invitation to TCSG's HDCI - Info Session on Thursday, Jan 26 at 10AM.

Request HDCI $ Info Session Invitation

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MFG Sector Partners In Action

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Be Pro Be Proud will be open to the community for hands on career exploration on February 13 at the GDOL Career Center.


MFG Sector Partners designed Supervisor Training to meet their Occupational Priorities. Registration at Lanier Technical College is now open. NGTC's registration opens soon.


Congratulations to this Hart County High Grad who was named a Construction Ready Graduate of the Year by CEFGA!

#OneHartBeat #CTAE

Before you click on the picture...Guess what these students at Forsyth's Alliance Academy are building.


Congrats to students that attended Skills USA Regionals at North Georgia Tech and will advance to the state competition in March.


Economic Development Day included a Workforce Development Panel with workforce partners from Lanier Tech, UNG, and Lumpkin County School System.