The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s workforce division launched a High Demand Career Initiative (HDCI) interactive tool on Georgia.org. Through the new HDCI assessment, the state is seeking input from Georgia employers of all sizes, to better identify workforce needs now and in the future. As a leading state in economic development, Georgia seeks to provide a skilled and sustainable workforce to existing, expanding or newly located businesses by further identifying the needs within the state’s workforce infrastructure.
The HDCI final report, released in December 2014, confirmed that there are growing workforce needs in high demand sectors across the state. In order to continue the conversation, Georgia companies are being asked to submit information regarding our area workforce quality and demands as well as the training provided by our technical colleges (click here to submit your company’s information).
As a result, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, University System of Georgia and Technical College System of Georgia have announced an expansion of the Strategic Industries Workforce Development Grant (SIWDG), the addition of computer programming to satisfy core requirements in high schools across the state, the establishment of the Georgia Film Academy and the creation of the University System of Georgia’s Cyber Security Initiative.
The information collected from the HDCI assessment will enable the state to map the needs of employers by region, thus, further aiding the establishment of workforce development initiatives to better serve communities throughout the state.
For more information about the High Demand Career Initiative, click here.