South Georgia Tech hosts Southwest Georgia Employer Committee
South Georgia Technical College hosted the Southwest Georgia Employer Committee in the John M. Pope Center on the South Georgia Technical College Americus campus. SGTC President Dr. John Watford welcomed the group to the college campus.
Nineteen business and industry leaders from around the Southwest Georgia area attended the meeting. According to SGTC Director of Career Services, Cynthia Carter, who also serves as Chair of the Employer Committee, the group consists of area business representatives whose primary purpose is to maintain a working relationship between the Georgia Department of Labor and the employer committee. The committee also provides input and guidance as it impacts employers and employees. In addition, these individuals work to promote services among the employment community and recommend ways to meet local and state employment-related needs.
James Lloyd, Columbus Technical College Vice President of Economic Development, and Andre Cheek, Program Coordinator with the Department of Juvenile Justice were the special guest speakers. Lloyd provided committee members with a list of economic and workforce development sources and a brief power point on job market trends and critical issues facing our workforce. Andre Cheek, Program Coordinator with the Department of Juvenile Justice and two other colleagues discussed their Mentoring Program.
The Business and Industry leaders represented at the meeting included: PharmaCentra, Inc., Interfor, Imerys Refractory Minerals, City of Americus Main Street, Middle Flint Behavioral Health Care, Ambassador Personnel Cordele, Sumter YDC, Paxen Eckerd, GA DOL Americus Career Center, DJJ, Innovative Senior Solutions, River Valley Regional Commission, and South Georgia Technical College Economic Development and Career Services.
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