Today’s competitive global marketplace demands that companies seek a location that will provide a qualified and available workforce. Henry County supplies an area labor force of more than 725,000 while also drawing talent from the metro Atlanta region. Businesses that are labor intensive, as well as those that require highly technical training, will attract the best that Georgia has to offer in Henry County. Many of the nation's most renowned universities and technical schools are located less than an hour away and some even with a Henry County presence. Higher education with a Henry County presence include: Clayton State University, Gordon State College, Mercer University, and Southern Crescent Technical College.
Georgia offers a number of assistance programs to qualifying companies locating or expanding in Georgia, many at no charge. One in particular, the Quick Start program, is Georgia’s internationally acclaimed workforce development program. It is available to qualifying companies through the Technical College System of Georgia and helps companies maintain a competitive advantage by preparing workers for skill sets needed tomorrow as well as today. Each regimen is shaped specifically for the skills that a company is looking to develop in its employees. They train in classrooms, mobile labs, or onsite. Quick Start has prepared workers to assemble aircraft components, grow bacteria for vaccines, manufacture plastic and metal products and field inquiries from customers.
Caterpillar, Carter’s, Starbucks, and King’s Hawaiian are among the companies using the Quick Start program. “One of the things that has made us an attractive place for business … is our Quick Start program. It is an award-winning program that distinguishes us from any other state in the country,” says Governor Nathan Deal.
Learn more about Henry’s talent and training at ChooseHenry.com.