Media Advisory: Final meeting of the Governor’s High Demand Career Initiative

October 20, 2014


Who: Georgia Department of Economic Development, Technical College System of Georgia, University System of Georgia, Georgia industry representatives, state and local leaders

When: Tuesday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Where: Georgia Center for Continuing Education
Mahler Auditorium
1197 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens, Ga. 30602

About: In January, Governor Deal created the High Demand Career Initiative (HDCI) to allow those involved in training Georgia's future workforce- the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia - to hear directly from the private sector about what specific needs they have from a workforce perspective. Twelve meetings have been held across the state to discuss those workforce needs and this is the final meeting scheduled on the HDCI calendar. This HDCI meeting is hosted by the Georgia Department of Economic Development's Workforce Division and the University of Georgia to discuss the future workforce needs in a variety of industries across the state.

*Ben Hames, Deputy Commissioner of Workforce, will be available to interview with local media prior to and during the intermission of the HDCI meeting.*

Media RSVP: Email



Filed under: Culture / Living, Education, Public Policy and Politics, State and Local Politics

Media Relations

Executive Director for Media Communications
Greg Trevor

706 / 542-8025
Executive Editor for Media Relations
David Bill

706 / 542-9150
Media Relations Coordinator
Sara Freeland

706 / 542-8077
Media Relations Coordinator for Broadcast
Melissa Jackson

706 / 542-8089

Open Records

Open Records Manager
Bob Taylor

706 / 542-8095