Investing in Yourself, Education and Georgia’s Economic Future

Education and job training are essential to the future of Georgia’s workforce development efforts statewide.

At a forum last month on “preparing students for tomorrow’s workforce,” Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education President Stephen D. Dolinger impressed upon attendees that, “We know that good education is good economic development.” And according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s editorial board this is true at all levels of the public education system and can begin as early as K-12 and does not have to be reserved for the college years. Additionally at the college level it may not be a necessity that students attend universities but instead train for specific industries that Georgia businesses are in dire need of. With various legislative measures in place that either help or hurt these efforts Georgia is uniquely situated to tackle these issues in the future.

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