The economic development community in Georgia, led by Governor Deal, has heard from the private sector that one of the greatest challenges facing businesses in Georgia, nationally, and globally is the need for a consistent, trained and reliable workforce. In response, Governor Deal created the High Demand Career Initiative (HDCI). to allow those state partners involved in training Georgia’s future workforce to hear directly from the private sector about what specific needs they have from a workforce perspective (i.e., degrees/majors, certificates, courses, skillsets, etc.).
In addition to Governor Nathan Deal, speakers and panelists include:
Chris Carr, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development
Gretchen Corbin, Technical College System of Georgia Commissioner
Hank Huckaby, University System of Georgia Chancellor
These meetings are focused on aligning institutions of higher learning with the business community in Georgia, and will feature presentations from companies from various industries that are located in the region. Information gathered at the meeting will provide the state with greater insight regarding the needs of participating employers and also provide an opportunity for the companies to develop a stronger relationship with the State of Georgia and establish better ways to utilize the state’s available resources.
Anyone who would like more information about HDCI or the meeting, please go to www.Georgia.org/HDCI. If you wish to attend, you are requested to http://www.cviog.uga.edu/hdci .
The event will be held at Clayton State University, Student Activities Center, Ball Room.