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November 13, 2009
Gwinnett Tech's Ann Sechrist Honored by Governor Perdue as Work Ready Administrator of the Year
Governor Sonny Perdue and the Governor's Office of Workforce Development have selected Ann Sechrist, director of economic development, Gwinnett Technical College, as a Georgia Work Ready Administrator of the Year.
Sechrist leads Gwinnett Tech's Work Ready program with Gwinnett businesses and employers and is instrumental in expanding the Work Ready initiative throughout the county.
Georgia's Work Ready initiative is based on a skills assessment and certification for job seekers and a job profiling system for businesses. By identifying both the needs of business and the available skills of Georgia's workforce, the state can more effectively generate the right talent for the right jobs. The Certified Work Ready Community initiative builds on the assessments and job profiling system to create opportunities for greater economic development.
"Ann has been invaluable in bringing the Work Ready program to both Gwinnett job seekers and employers – helping job seekers earn a competitive edge in the marketplace and helping employers find and hire the best qualified candidates for their jobs. She brings great insight into workforce development and a passion for education and training to every aspect of her role," says Sharon Bartels, president, Gwinnett Tech.
The Technical College System of Georgia is a key partner in the success of the Work Ready program. Sechrist was honored at the second annual Work Ready Awards luncheon last week.
"Work Ready is helping make our state a top destination for jobs and investment," said Governor Perdue. "Through the Work Ready program, communities around Georgia have rallied together and committed to developing the talented workforce that business demands and the educational infrastructure to drive sustained economic growth and prosperity."
For more information on the Work Ready program at Gwinnett Tech, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu/workready.
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About Gwinnett Tech
Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of its community. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. GTC is Gwinnett County's largest provider of corporate training and now serves residents and businesses in north Fulton County. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097,404-679-4500, www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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