The Georgia Work Ready initiative was launched in August 2006 by Governor Sonny Perdue and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce to improve the job training and  marketability of  Georgia’s workforce and drive future economic growth for the state.  This initiative assesses the “real world” skills of workers,  provides valuable job    training and helps companies reliably match the right people with the right jobs.

Franklin County is a Work Ready Certified Community

After eighteen months of hard work, the much anticipated announcement was made.  On Tuesday, April 14, 2009, Franklin County became a Work Ready Certified Community.  We were the 8th county in the state to achieve this status and it is definitely something we shout about with pride.  The original goal set to fulfill the requirements was three years.  However, we managed to accomplish it in half the time. 

Information for Job Seekers

Why? Earning a Work Ready Certificate can be your ticket to the job you've always wanted. It's FREE and easy to access. The Certificate verifies your work readiness skill level to potential employers and demonstrates your commitment to success. If you want to improve your skills, Georgia also offers free and easy-to-access training programs. All of this adds up to a competitive advantage, better job opportunities and a brighter future.

How Do I Certify?  North Georgia Technical College schedules regular Work Ready assessments.  You can contact them at 706-779-8100.
How Do I Improve My Score?   Gap Skills training is available online for FREE.  Contact North Georgia Technical College, 706/779-8100, to instructions and your user name/password.         
Be Work Ready.  Receiving unemployment benefits?  Download the information on the Be Work Ready initiative to find out how you can receive money towards your work search expenses.

Registration Form

Information for Employers

How Does Work Ready Benefit Business? Georgia Work Ready can help you hire the best people and boost your bottom line. It's available at no cost for companies meeting minimum hiring requirements. It helps improved hiring procedures.  It reduces turnover, reduces training costs, increases productivity and profitability, and elevates employee morale.


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