ERIC Number: EJ926055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Georgia's Workforce Development Pipeline: One District's Journey
Williams, Melissa H.; Hufstetler, Tammy L.
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v86 n2 p40-43 Feb 2011
Launched in 2006, the Georgia Work Ready initiative seeks to improve the job training and marketability of Georgia's workforce and drive the state's economic growth. Georgia Work Ready is a partnership between the state and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Comprised of three components, Georgia's initiative focuses on job profiling, skills assessment, and education/training. To become a Work Ready Community in Georgia, counties must demonstrate a commitment to improving the high school graduation rate as well as produce a specified number of Work Ready Certificates from the available workforce pool. This article describes how Bartow District became a Work Ready community in 18 months by improving high school graduation rates, assessing work readiness skills, and providing job training.
Descriptors: Readiness, Graduation Rate, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Partnerships in Education, Employment Potential, Effective Schools Research, Skill Development, Incentives, Program Descriptions, Certification, Eligibility
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia