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Technical College Systems of Georgia granted $12 million for dislocated workers

Release from the Office of Governor Kemp:  5/14/20

Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that the Technical College System of Georgia’s (TCSG) Office of Workforce Development was awarded a Dislocated Worker Grant by the U.S. Department of Labor. The grant, totaling $12 million, will help address workforce-related impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This federal funding will expand our capacity to serve Georgia workers who have experienced hardship due to COVID-19 closures,” said Governor Kemp. “Through employment assistance and training services, TCSG’s Office of Workforce Development will help eligible individuals get back into the workforce as quickly as possible.”

Dislocated Worker Grants are discretionary grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor. The grants provide resources to states in response to large, unexpected layoff events that cause significant job losses – all with the purpose of re-employing laid-off workers and enhancing their employability and earnings.

“We are extremely grateful for the funding provided by the U.S. Congress to help our fellow Georgians receive the essential job training needed to get back into the workforce,” said TCSG Commissioner Greg Dozier. “Through no fault of their own, many of our friends and neighbors lost their jobs due to the impact the coronavirus has had on the economy. This grant will help ensure these folks can get back on their feet, back into a job, and back to collecting a paycheck.”

Eligible individuals can click here to complete their initial application to receive job training and upskilling services provided by WorkSource GA. To learn more, please visit TCSG’s webpage on COVID-19 Employment & Training Assistance.

About TCSG
The twenty-two colleges of the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) are Georgia’s top resource for skilled workers. TCSG offers world-class training in 600 associate degree, diploma, and certificate programs to students who are trained on state-of-the-art equipment by instructors who are experts in their fields. The system also houses Georgia’s Office of Adult Education, which promotes and provides adult literacy and education programs, including the GED® testing program, throughout the state. In addition, TCSG partners with companies through Quick Start, the nation’s top customized workforce training program, and through its individual colleges, who work with local industry to provide workforce and training solutions. The system also houses Georgia’s Office of Workforce Development, which provides individuals who are unemployed and underemployed with access to training, supportive services, and work-based-learning opportunities through the administration of 19 Local Workforce Development Areas. For more information, visit www.tcsg.edu.