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Workforce Training

Large Land Tract Purchased

Large Land Tract Purchased

June 25, 2019 - Mayor Larry L. Guest of Elberton announced today that the City of Elberton is expanding the Elberton Industrial Park.  Mayor Guest stated that he and the Elberton City Council unanimously approved purchasing 165 acres of land adjacent to the existing...

New Board Seated

New Board Seated

The new Development Authority Board of Directors held its organizational meeting on Thursday, June 26, 2019 at the Elbert County Campus of Athens Technical College.  The board elected Greg Gunter as Chair and Dr. Andrea Daniel as Vice Chair.  Kevin Eavenson from the...

Authority Charter Amended

Authority Charter Amended

In June 2019, the governments of Elbert County renewed their long-standing commitment to Economic Development in Elbert County by updating and amending the activating resolution for the Development Authority of Elbert County, Elberton, and Bowman.  The Authority was...

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The Elbert Advantage

  • 2016 workforce: 7,577
  • August, 2017 area unemployment rate (NGRC/DOL): 4.6%
  • Workforce within a thirty-mile radius: 40,000+

Workforce Training

Workforce development and training is a top priority for Elbert County citizens and municipal partners. Elbert County/Elberton City has state-of-the-art higher education facilities with custom programs and training to stay competitive in the marketplace.

Local Training

Athens Technical College-Elbert County Campus


Basic Supervisor/Management Training – Conflict Resolution – Introduction to Computers – Fork Lift Operator Training – Microsoft Office Training (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) – OSHA 10 Hour for General Industries

OR…Customized Training Based on Company and Industry Need

Local Training

Elbert County High School


Business and Computer Science

Financial Management—Accounting

Administrative/Information Support

Business and Computer Science

Possible Career Opportunities:
Financial Analyst, Accountant, Administrative Professional, Graphic Designer, Web Master, Multi-media Developer, Bank Teller, Computer Animator, Management

Granite Technology

Possible Career Opportunities:
The 4 levels of Granite Tech cover a wide variety of instruction that deals with the granite industry. This allows students who complete the pathway to leave school with a broad knowledge of the industry. With this knowledge, they can find many jobs in the granite industry such as sandblasting, polishing, sawing, CAD operations and more.

Broadcast / Video Production

The three levels of Broadcast/Video Production cover a wide variety of instruction. Hands-on training is provided in the areas of videography, digital video editing, scriptwriting, studio production, production graphics, set design, and much more. Sign up now and you could become a member of the BDTV News Staff.

Possible Career Opportunities:
Film Editor, Camera Operator, Broadcast Journalism, Television and Radio Reporting.

Metals Fabrication Technology

Fundamentals of Metals
Introduction to Metals
Arc Welding Processes I
Arc Welding Processes II
Intermediate Arc Welding Processes I
Intermediate Arc Welding Processes II
Advanced Arc Welding Processes I
Precision Machining

Possible Career Opportunities:
Welder, Welding Inspector, Machine Tool Operator, Metal Fabrication and Contracting, Maintenance

Prepare Existing and Future Workers With Your Company’s Requirements

Quick Start Program

Quick Start is Georgia’s internationally acclaimed workforce development program that provides training for qualified new, expanding and existing businesses. For more than 40 years, Quick Start has provided customized workforce training free-of-charge.

Today, the program is one of the state’s key assets to support new and expanding industries. Quick Start delivers training in classrooms, mobile labs, or directly on the plant floor, wherever it works best for a company.

Contact the Georgia Department of Economic Development when ready: Contact Form


75 5th Street N.W., Suite 1200

Atlanta, GA 30308

Retraining workers to use new equipment or new technology?

Retraining Tax Credit

Businesses can receive a tax credit of 50 percent of their direct training expenses, with up to $500 credit per full-time employee, per training program. The annual maximum of the credit amounts to $1,250 per employee.

Workforce Training

Eligible expenses include:

  • costs of instructors and teaching materials
  • employee wages during retraining
  • reasonable travel expenses

Retraining tax credits can be used to offset up to 50 percent of a company’s Georgia corporate income tax liability. If the earned credit exceeds that limit, then the unused credit can be carried forward for up to 10 years and applied to future years’ tax liability.

Any business that files a Georgia income tax return is eligible for the retraining tax credit. To qualify, training programs must be designed to enhance quality and productivity or teach certain software technologies. To qualify for the credit, retraining expenses must be approved by the Technical College System of Georgia.

Additional questions?

Contact the Georgia Department of Economic Development when ready: Contact Form




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