One of the state's biggest assets in workforce is administered by the Technical College System of Georgia (formerly Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education - GDTAE). Georgia’s nationally recognized Quick Start program provides flexible, customized training through a network of technical colleges and universities. Since 1967, more than 5,600 companies and 706,000 Georgia workers have benefited from this no-cost program.
For the more than 280,000 students enrolled and 40,000 faculty teaching in the state’s public colleges and universities, Georgia provides the Intellectual Capital Partnership Program (ICAPP). A University System of Georgia program, ICAPP unites the intellectual resources of the state’s educational community with the state’s business sector. One example of this partnership helped the state in June 2010 land GE's Smart Grid Technoplogy Center of Excellence.
Ogeechee Technical College
- Opened April 1991, and is recognized as one of Georgia’s fastest growing technical colleges.
- Unique programs such as: Forensic Science, Interpreter Training Studies, Funeral Service Education and more
- QuickStart Training and Existing Industries Program
- Over 100 fields of study