Georgia Quick Start

Workforce training in Georgia is provided through several initiatives, but the state’s signature program is Georgia Quick Start, a free program customized for companies in numerous industries. The oldest program of its kind in the U.S., Quick Start has updated the skill sets of more than 1 million employees in 6,500 projects.

Quick Start helps companies maintain a competitive advantage by preparing workers for skill sets needed tomorrow as well as today. Some key facts:

  • A Quick Start training regimen is shaped specifically for the skills that a company is looking to develop in its employees
  • Training is conducted in classrooms, mobile labs or onsite at the company
  • Quick Start is provided at no charge by the Technical College System of Georgia
  • The program is versatile: Quick Start has prepared workers to assemble intricate aircraft components, grow bacteria for vaccines, manufacture plastic and metal products and field inquiries from customers, by phone or online

Over the past 14 years, Quick Start has ranked No. 1 in the U.S. in all published surveys of site selection professionals. Recently Quick Start received the distinction for the fourth time in the fourth annual survey conducted and published by Area Development magazine.

Recent Quick Start clients include:

  • Baxalta
  • Caterpillar
  • Mando Corporation
  • Carter’s
  • Starbucks
  • King’s Hawaiian
  • Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas
  • NCR
  • Ricoh Electronics, Inc.

“One of the things that has made us an attractive place for business … is our Quick Start program. It is an award-winning program that distinguishes us from any other state in the country.”

                        -Governor Nathan Deal

Contact GDEcD

To get help expanding or relocating a business in Georgia, contact the Georgia Department of Economic Development or call 404.962.4000.

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