70% of Georgia’s kids do not finish college [2014 #’s]. A college education is a wonderful—Rick has a Bachelor’s degree in management—but it can come with enormous debt and many Georgians choose to pursue careers best served by our technical college system. There are many rewarding, high-paying jobs in our state sitting empty because of a lack of qualified technical college-trained applicants.
Businesses are looking for individuals with a technical education and make decisions on expansion and relocation based on where they can find or train a qualified workforce. We can grow our economy and create untold numbers of jobs by expanding and improving technical education in Georgia.
- Expand career academies throughout the state
- Increase funding for technical colleges
- Partner with industries to develop future workforce-ready employees
- Partner with local communities to ensure industries have the desired workforce