Georgia’s Quick Start program provides specific training and post-employment services to qualifying new and expanding businesses at no cost to the client company. The state-funded, growth incentive program’s training content is designed to meet specific skill needs. After a training-needs analysis is conducted, qualified staff creates a plan to provide high-quality training.
Since 1967, the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education’s Quick Start training program has served as an economic development incentive for companies to locate or to expand in Georgia. From the beginning, Quick Start has grown steadily each year. In FY03, Quick Start provided training for 304 projects involving 42,145 trainees. To date, 4,319 companies and 473,946 people have benefited from Quick Start’s training services. Quick Start is recognized internationally as one of the most effective, responsive and business-like training organizations in the country.
Last year, 70 percent of Quick Start’s projects were located outside the Metro Atlanta area. Almost half of the Quick Start trainees in FY03 were located in rural Georgia.