WORLD-CLASS TECHNICAL RESOURCES
The Hart County area is home to Process Excellence 6-sigma Black Belts, APICS Certified LEAN Manufacturing Expert with more than 25-years experience in Fortune 500 environment, and Design Excellence Green Belts. Depending on the business opportunity, these resources may be available as incentives for new or expanding industries. Eligible projects may also have access to up to 85-hours of Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute. Specific projects may also be eligible for access to University of Georgia’s ICAAD program. These highly respected and internationally recognized institutions bring significant value and are offered to qualifying projects at no cost.
GEORGIA'S QUICK START TRAINING PROGRAM
Georgia’s Quick Start Training Program is nationally recognized for providing high-quality training services at no cost to new or expanding businesses in Georgia. As of 2007, Quick Start had been recognized 7 out of the 10 previous years as #1 nationally for workforce development. Delivery of Quick Start resources in Hart County is available through either Athens Technical College or North Georgia Technical College. www.georgiaquickstart.org
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2005.
CERTIFIED WORK READY COMMUNITY OF EXCELLENCE
Hart County is among the first group of 24-communities in Georgia to aggressively pursue Certified Work Ready Community of Excellence Status. Work Ready Certification utilizes WorkKeys standardized assessment of skills in Applied Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, and Locating Information. For more information on Georgia’s Work Ready Program, visit: http://www.gaworkready.org/
TALENT AND DIVERSITY
Hart County’s Workforce has a diverse range of skills and experience ranging from manufacturing of FDA-regulated medical devices, automotive components, refractory, textiles, metal fabrication, and other processes requiring interface with robotics and CNC controlled equipment.
Significant International Presence – within our Joint Development Region, we have companies from United Kingdom (T.I. Automotive, Fenner Dunlop), Belgium (Bosal, Latexco, Beaulieu), Germany (Kautex/Textron).