WorkSource Georgia Announced

The Georgia Department of Economic Development Workforce Division launched WorkSource Georgia this morning at a conference in Atlanta. The goal of WorkSource Georgia is to provide a unified brand to Georgia’s 19 Local Workforce Development Areas (LWDA) and better connect job seekers with careers in our state’s largest industries. Expect to see WorkSource Georgia branding throughout the state.

As always, GeorgiaPol.com commends the hard work and dedication of the Economic Development staff. They do incredible work to bring jobs to our state and to cultivate a world-class workforce.

The full press release is below the fold.

ATLANTA, August 1, 2016 – The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Workforce division launched WorkSource Georgia today at the 2016 Georgia Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Convening. This new statewide unified brand was created to align the resources of Georgia’s workforce system, in order to more effectively connect job seekers with careers in the state’s leading industries.

“Georgia has 19 Local Workforce Development Areas (LWDAs) that work tirelessly, year-round, to administer first-class services to job seekers,” said GDEcD Workforce Division Deputy Commissioner Ben Hames. “After meeting with every LWDA and our state-level partners, we found that this unified brand was needed to help further align our efforts into highlighting strong training and educational opportunities that lead to employment.”

WorkSource Georgia, the first unified brand ever associated with Georgia’s workforce system, targets job seekers, workforce development practitioners, education leaders and citizens at large. The brand’s tagline “Connecting Talent with Opportunity” promotes the state’s workforce development efforts.

The statewide brand, developed in partnership with The Blue Sky Agency, also features nineteen unique brands to represent each of the state’s nineteen LWDAs. Using WIOA funding, the GDEcD Workforce Division will provide financial support to each LWDA in the implementation and adoption of the new brand.

Jobseekers should expect to see the WorkSource Georgia and local WorkSource logos appear throughout the state in the coming months.

About the GDEcD Workforce Division:

The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Workforce Division administers the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) under the leadership of the State Workforce Development Board with the ultimate goal of improving the quality and marketability of Georgia’s workforce to meet the needs of business. WIOA services are administered through nineteen Local Workforce Development Areas (LWDAs) that are positioned within each economic development region in Georgia. Core partners of the GDEcD Workforce Division include: The Georgia Department of Labor, the Technical College System of Georgia and the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency.

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Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Reads like support for anything but work and to supplement the failures of education, SNAP, rehab, disability, schools just milking tuition loans…..

Why a department with a lot of broad fluff ? Give the money to the vocational and trade schools. Teach a trade.
Like – http://www.chattahoocheetech.edu

Nah, Hillary has a better idea, government largess to destroy or subjugate the next generation. And a scared GOP plays along because it beats someone saying pull up your big boy pants.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Replace the negative word Hillary with ” bureaucrats”

Jon Richards
Jon Richards

You can’t put everything into one press release. Part of Workforce Development’s mission is the High Demand Career Initiative, which seeks to work with employers to identify what type of job skills are most needed in Georgia and to work with Georgia’s technical colleges to ensure they offer the training needed to provide those skills for employers.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

You reinforce my cynicism. We squander great opportunities to take the Political “form a commission/committee” road to hell.

LoyaltyIsMyHonor
LoyaltyIsMyHonor

You Hilleristas make me cynical and sad.

Bernie had it right: Free education for everyone!

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Bring that up at your next workshop at the Cloister on Sea Island and be sure to take a dinner boat cruise to observe the crabbers and fishermen.

bethebalance
bethebalance

nah, this effort should get more people into the tech schools, maybe even identify new lines of curricula. it could help ppl find a pair of pants that they can then pull up. we bureaucrats call this “increasing effectiveness” of “implementation”.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Solutions: a program is ready when the “economic development” mood strikes –

make use of a great and proven process, the ASVAB for 10, 11, 12 grades to give them direction, purpose and also develop loans and scholarships to vocational schools and colleges.

atler
atler

@Saltycracker: ‘Tis far better for you to limit your negative comments to things that you are knowledgeable about, preferably something that you have first-hand or reputable second-hand information, or at least have bothered to take the time to research yourself. When I was laid off during the great recession, my local (Atlanta, imagine that!) workforce development gave me great advice on what programs to study at my local trade school (again, imagine that) which led to my new career path that I am still on. They did the same with several of my friends, relatives and former coworkers. Some of… Read more »

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Congratulations on your advantaging some excellent offerings. Your approach was positive and too many miss that. I am a fan of branding however, my concern, from years of “branding” and these type of multi-layered marketing approaches will not say, bring us the 232,ooo welders needed now in the US. I prefer to utilize those we have more efficiently. This seems to be another level of many Departments above the professionals in the LWDAs. No I am not expert, it is too complex, but I believe the people and resources like ASVAB, tech schools, colleges, are there now. How many chiefs… Read more »

Lea Thrace
Lea Thrace

it’s like you deliberately chose not to comprehend anything he said. interesting…

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

I ignored his insults. Did he not speak as a benefactor of a program and how much better the GA economy is…..I said that was good. Did I not express appreciation for our tech schools, mention testing options and voice concern for a piling on of committees, bureaucratic departments and consultants along with a need for results as we have a growing legion of those left behind ? The street level view isn’t always clear.