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Education and Workforce Development SIG

This Shared Interest Group (SIG) grew out of the Education & Workforce Development Committee and is designed for GEDA members who are educators or are engaged in educated-related fields. SIGs provide GEDA members with an avenue for discussing topics of interest to them - at their own pace and when they choose to do so.


Documents related to this SIG (Members Only)

Youth - The Real Future of the South Presentation - Preparation of and perspectives from the next generation of the workforce.  Prepared for the Governor's Office of Workforce Development by Georgia Tech's Enterprise Innovation Institute.

University System of Georgia - Economic Development Resources - Overview of economic development tools and resources available through the University System of Georgia.

Communities in Schools - Presentation about Communities in Schools, where local business and civic leaders take an active role in the education of the youth.

Georgia Quick Start website update: See the latest information at

For information regarding the Education & Workforce Development SIG contact Jan Melcher.

2017 Action Plan

1.  Promote and support education and workforce development partnerships.

     a. Establish a shared interest group with diverse membership for this purpose.

     b. Compile an education and workforce development panel for the spring workshop or annual meeting to feature successful partnerships.


2.  Provide opportunities to showcase education and workforce development resources in Georgia and their role in economic development. 

      a.   Include an Education and Workforce Development forum or discussion group as a part of the regional meetings in July 2017.

       b.  Share current and relevant information on education and workforce development resources via infographics, the GEDA website, the newsletter, or other means.


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