(Media release from the Office of Governor Brian Kemp):
Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) on Tuesday announced $1 million in awards for the inaugural Registered Apprenticeships program as part of the High Demand Career Initiative (HDCI). These investments will create 120 new apprenticeships throughout the state across multiple industries in need of workers following generational investment and job creation in the Peach State, including healthcare, manufacturing, and construction.
“Providing opportunity for hardworking Georgians to thrive has always been and will remain a top priority for my administration,” said Governor Brian Kemp. “Apprenticeships open doors both for our students to gain quality, on-the-job experience and for employers to fill their workforce needs. This innovative approach will ensure the next generation has the skills they need to succeed in the best state to live, work, and raise a family.”
During the 2022 legislative session, Governor Kemp and lawmakers partnered to pass SB 379, representing a historic investment in apprenticeships in Georgia through the HDCI Program. The HDCI Program awards up to $50,000 in funding to Georgia businesses to upskill workers through registered apprenticeships and increase skilled talent within Georgia’s high-demand industries.
“The HDCI Program and the apprenticeships it creates will pay dividends for Georgia workers and businesses for years to come,” said TCSG Commissioner Greg Dozier. “This year’s awards alone will eventually bring more than $6.2 million in added income into Georgia’s economy each year. This is a statewide impact that will be felt in communities across Georgia.”