Workforce Development in South Georgia
The Locate South Georgia region can boast a trainable workforce that responds quickly to opportunity. Our employers share countless stories of employees with 10, 15, and 20 years of service who began their careers in entry level positions and climbed the ranks to become major decision makers in their company’s operations.
Our region ensures the entry level employees are work-ready through a high-quality network of seven college and career academies and 13 colleges, universities and technical colleges in the region. In fact, no one is further than a 30-minute drive to a technical college or four-year university. Furthermore, the Technical College System of Georgia and University System of Georgia are key allies to Locate South Georgia, providing invaluable input, employee training, and a stable foundation for educating your future workforce. Our talent pool is deep, educated, and hard-working.
Our school systems and higher education institutions are committed to producing a solid labor pool, prepared for tomorrow’s challenges.
College and Career Academies
College and Career Academies are crucial in making sure students are prepared for workforce demands.
- Cairo High School College & Career Academy (Cairo)
- Commodore Conyers College & Career Academy (Albany)
- Fitzgerald High School CCA
- Tift CCA (Tifton)
- Wiregrass Regional College & Career Academy (Douglas)
- Worth Co CCA (Sylvester)
- SOWEGA CCA (Camilla)
Rural Prosperity Centers
Rural Prosperity Centers at Valdosta State University in Valdosta and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, as well as the Georgia Chamber's Center for Rural Prosperity in Tifton, identify needs and opportunities for South Georgia communities, matching faculty, staff, and student resources to address local issues.
Strong Work Ethic
South Georgia’s schools produce well-rounded, competent workers who can get the job done. Our commitment to workforce development is ever mindful. Loyalty and honesty are essential traits for the people of South Georgia, assuring you have a wide range of excellent employees to choose from.
Sources: ESRI 2022; Georgia Department of Labor Area Profiles 2022
Employment by Industry
|Office and Administrative Support||30,767||892|
|Transportation and Material Moving||26,724||1,363|
|Food Preparation and Serving||21,090||1,118|
|Production and Manufacturing||20,492||737|
|Education, Training, and Library Occupations||18,939||227|
|Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations||16,217||178|
|Installation, Maintenance, and Repair||13,312||213|
|Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance||10,695||556|
|Construction and Extraction Occupations||9,766||488|
|Business and Financial Operations||8,411||210|
|Personal Care and Service||7,556||212|
|Farming, Fishing, and Forestry||7,175||509|
|Community and Social Service||4,461||71|
|Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media||2,501||48|
|Architecture and Engineering||2,348||31|
|Computer and Mathematical Occupations||2,284||53|
|Life, Physical, and Social Sciences||1,374||27|
Sources: Esri May 2023; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics