ATLANTA | Today, Lt. Governor Burt Jones issued a statement on his Workforce Development legislative priority package. Four bills were signed into law to address workforce development issues throughout the state.  

“Workforce development is the single biggest driver of our state economy,” said Lieutenant Governor Burt Jones. “I am proud of the work that we have done this session to develop a willing and able workforce in order to keep Georgia the number one state in which to do business. I want to thank Governor Kemp and Speaker Burns for their support of our efforts to promote workforce development throughout the state.”

Senate Bill 384 – Provides for the development and administration of the State of Georgia as Model Employer (GAME) Program to increase employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

Senate Bill 399 – Encourages the Commissioner of the Technical College System and the Chancellor of the University System to coordinate efforts to expand transfer opportunities between the two systems.

Senate Bill 440 – Creates the Accelerated Career Diploma Program to establish accelerated career education grants for participating students.

Senate Bill 497 – Creates an apprenticeship program in high demand fields and public administration.


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