The State of Georgia recently awarded the Northwest Georgia Workforce Development Board (NWGWDB) with a grant from the High Demand Career Initiative (HDCI) to develop a sector partnership strategy for the region. Building upon the work for the region’s Advanced Manufacturing Strategy in 2014, the sector partnership working group will focus on meeting the talent needs of advanced manufacturing industries in the Northwest Georgia region. The NWGWDB selected Georgia Tech’s Center for Economic Development Research (CEDR) to develop the partnership, which will include asset mapping and the alignment of education and training programs in advanced manufacturing. With the state’s support of demand-driven regional partnerships, this project seeks to understand the needs of industry and develop strategies to close the workforce skills gaps in Northwest Georgia region and across the state.
If you have any questions, or are a manufacturer in the Northwest Georgia region and would like to get involved in HDCI, please contact Candice McKie, Project Manager, at 404-385-2053. Please check the Floor360 event calendar for the next HDCI meeting!