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December 09, 2009
Gwinnett Tech to Partner with WIKA on Georgia Work Ready
WIKA Named a Certified Work Ready Facility; GTC to Provide Training Support
Gwinnett Technical College will partner with Gwinnett-based WIKA Instrument Corporation as the company implements the Georgia Work Ready Training Plan. WIKA was recently named a Certified Work Ready facility by Governor Sonny Perdue, one of 29 Georgia manufacturing companies awarded $1.4 million in workforce training funds.
Work Ready, a joint project between the Governor's Office of Workforce Development and the Georgia Department of Economic Development, is designed to help companies in Georgia improve their productivity and strengthen the state's workforce through customized training.
As part of the Technical College System of Georgia, Gwinnett Tech is a key partner in the success of the Work Ready program. Gwinnett Tech works with area employers to implement Georgia Work Ready and is a site for job seekers to complete the free Work Ready assessments.
The Certified Work Ready facilities-in-progress, many of which are already using elements of Georgia Work Ready, are using both Work Ready job profiles and Work Ready assessments as an integral part of their hiring and employee training practices. Funding for the project is provided by the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
Gwinnett Tech will be partnering with WIKA on the Work Ready program by conducting job profile assessments and advising WIKA on the implementation of those results.
GTC has a long-standing training partnership with WIKA through the Georgia Quick Start program and has developed and provided a wide-range of technical and leadership training for the company in recent years.
Georgia's Work Ready initiative is based upon 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.
Gwinnett Tech is the county's largest provider of corporate training, serving close to 500 companies and over 5,700 employees annually.
GTC also offers more than 45 degree, diploma and certificate program options. For more information on all programs, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.
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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.
A unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.