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129 County Recreation Road, Suite 200
P.O. Box 801 • Blairsville, GA 30514

Phone: 706-745-4500 Fax: 706-745-1859
Saturday - Jun 22, 2024

Learn, Grow, Build in Blairsville and Union County

Union County became a Certified Work Ready Community in 2012 to demonstrate to potential employers that
Union County’s workforce has the necessary skills for whatever the employers need.

Quick Start

One of Georgia’s top incentives for job creation is Quick Start, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia. Quick Start is an internationally acclaimed provider of workforce training solutions for businesses that are creating jobs in our state. Quick Start has consistently ranked No. 1 in the United States for the quality of their workforce training.

  • • customized workforce training
  • • training costs that are free-of-charge to qualified companies
  • • training across a variety of fields including assembly, manufacturing and customer service

A dedicated Quick Start liaison at the Blairsville Campus of North Georgia Technical College can help analyze your processes and corporate culture. This analysis helps to determine the optimum blend of training services to support your business, whether a new, expanding or existing facility.

North Georgia Technical College

North Georgia Technical College’s Blairsville campus is a state-of-the-art, $5.5-million facility with 48,000 square feet of classrooms, labs and administrative space. The latest technology is found in every program. North Georgia Technical College is accredited to offer two-year associate degrees, technical certificates and diplomas in a variety of career fields.

North Georgia Technical College maintains a close relationship with the business and industrial community.

The college keeps in step with the latest operating equipment and the skills needed to meet the requirements of each industry. Classes are available on a flexible schedule – day, evening and weekend – and may be delivered on your company job site.

North Georgia Technical College is also striving to fill the labor force pipeline by:

  • • administering the Georgia Quick Start program
  • • encouraging high school students to jump start their careers through dual enrollment
  • • enabling Union County students who complete 10th grade with the required courses to enroll full-time to complete an Associate degree, technical diploma or two technical certificate programs in a career pathway. These students graduate with a both high school diploma and a college credential.
  • • working with WorkSource Georgia Mountains to provide training to eligible individuals to enhance current skills or learn a new trade.
  • • operating a manufacturing lab at Union County High School that is responsive to the needs of local manufacturers
WorkSource Georgia Mountains

connects talent with opportunity by providing education and training assistance for eligible adults, dislocated workers (ages 18 and above) and youth (ages 16-24) with funding through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). One of the programs through WorkSource Georgia Mountains is the Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWTP). IWTP provides funding assistance to qualifying Georgia employers to assist with expenses associated with new or upgraded skills training for full-time, permanent company workers.