Development Authority Addresses Industry Workforce Needs
Posted on July 1st, 2015

The Clinch County Development Authority brought together representatives from manufacturers and Clinch County High School to discuss ways to ensure the upcoming workforce meets the needs of local industries. The Workforce Development Partnership meeting was Monday, June 29 at Lee Container.

Topics discussed include informing students of career possibilities available in Clinch County, equipping them with critical workplace competencies, and dual enrollment programs that allow students to receive technical college credit while attending high school. The group also reviewed recent workforce development accomplishments:
  • 17 students enrolled in the Electronics Dual Enrollment Pathway, a program providing foundational knowledge relevant to local industries;
  • students participating in the Electronics Dual Enrollment Pathway toured Lee Container and BWAY to see what they are learning put into action;
  • representatives from BWAY, DuPont Yard, Lee Container, Mulch Manufacturing and Superior Pine Products visited Career Technical and Agricultural Education classes to share career opportunities available in Clinch County and what is expected of employees; and
  • the high school plans to implement the Georgia Department of Labor’s business ethics training program, GeorgiaBEST, in Work Study classes for the upcoming school year.

The Workforce Development Partnership will continue to bring together industries, the school system, and other partners to identify ways to build a world-class workforce.

The Development Authority sees workforce development as essential to the growth and success of Clinch County. In addition to the Workforce Development Partnership, the Authority:
  • partners with Family Connection on the Certified Literate Community Program, working to increase GED attainment;
  • informs local industries of State of Georgia tax credits available for the training and professional development of the current workforce; and
  • is sponsoring a critical workplace competencies training course in partnership with Coastal Pines Technical College for the existing workforce beginning in the fall.

For more information on the Development Authority’s Workforce Development Initiative, contact ReKasa Hart at 912-487-6572.

The Clinch County Development Authority exists to promote and expand industry, agriculture and trade in Clinch County. For more information on the Clinch County Development Authority visit

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