March 2024

Workforce Development Newsletter

QT APP101 Increasing demand for Quality Control Technicians lead to the Georgia Mountains Works MFG Employer Partnership's creation of the Quality Tech Apprenticeship.

  • Registered apprenticeship with available funding
  • Addresses demand for Quality Control Technicians
  • Collaborative learning & skill enhancement

Register for Spring 2024 at LTC & NGTC

“The apprenticeship offers a rare local chance for companies to nurture their Quality Control Technician talent pool. The cohort structure promotes collaborative learning among employees, enhancing their skills and knowledge.” -Greg Vitek, a Partner with Workforce Strategies Group LLC.

Career Path Fairs provide Gainesville City and Hall County Middle School students a chance to hear directly from local businesses. They are held at University of North Georgia, Lanier Technical College, and Brenau University to further present students the options available to them. Each student saw 4 companies representing 4 career paths to help guide their plan of study in high school. Workforce Strategies Group LLC managed the events again this year. #2030Careers

Employers:  Post a job, apprenticeship, work-based learning opportunity, or internship. Facebook posts highlight available jobs weekly, enhancing visibility and drawing in qualified candidates. All of these opportunities are reviewed and pushed for 90 days. Post Here

Job Seekers: Current works posts include EMRA, Forklift Operator, Production, Lead, Apprenticeships, etc.

MFG Sector Partners In Action

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The inaugural Workforce Needs Assessment, exclusively available for manufacturers, aimed to pinpoint essential skills, credentials, and the necessary timeframe for addressing workforce needs, providing valuable insights for industry stakeholders.

Hall County's 3rd Annual Tool Business Expo, where the mission is to prepare and engage students in the trades, will take place on April 17, 2024. You will have the opportunity to partner with Hall County students and let your company serve as a training ground for construction-based career technical programs.

Bridging the gap between military expertise and civilian career success can help turn skilled services members into assets for employers. The next DOD Skillbridge new employer partner offer is March 27, 2024.

B&C Mechanical, a local HVAC company, has donated $1,000 to the OneHartBeat Foundation for a scholarship benefiting a graduating senior in the HVAC pathway at Hart College and Career Academy. This marks their second year of support. #HartCounty

Jonathan Douglas, star employee of Harbin Lumber, excels due to his ability to effectively teach and mentor others sharing his knowledge and experiences with his colleagues, helping them grow both personally and professionally. #FranklinCounty

Lanier Tech's Cory Addison delivered a presentation on apprenticeships at the quarterly Manufacturing Society meeting, outlining apprentice pathways, the importance of mentors, and offering guidance for manufacturers looking to start an apprenticeship program. #FOCOWorks