Workforce & Training
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Today’s competitive global marketplace demands that companies seek a location that will provide a qualified and available workforce. Henry County meets your most critical needs by supplying an area labor force of more than 725,000 skilled workers. With many of the nation's most renowned universities and technical schools - several of them located less than an hours driving distance - businesses that are labor intensive, as well as those that require highly technical training, will attract the best that Georgia has to offer in Henry County.
The metro Atlanta area and particularly Henry County hosts a multitude of higher education opportunities for lifelong learning. Here is a quick snapshot of the colleges and universities nearby:
Mercer University’s Regional Academic Center in McDonough offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees from one of the nation’s top private colleges.
DeVry University offers technical certificates as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees at its Henry County location.
Clayton State University, an institution of the University System of Georgia, is located in neighboring Clayton County and is steadily expanding its offering of undergraduate programs of study in Henry County.
Southern Crescent Technical College, whose main campus is located in neighboring Spalding County, is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and offers a wide range of technical certificates, diplomas and associates degrees. SCTC recently opened the first building of its satellite campus located in Henry County.
The University of Phoenix, McDonough Learning Center in McDonough, Georgia offers on-campus and online undergraduate and graduate degree programs to students including programs in public administration, health care and information technology.
Gordon State College, whose main campus is located in Barnesville, GA also has a Henry County presence with its McDonough Campus. Gordon State College is a residential college that offers four year degrees as well as fully transferable associate-level concentrations of study.
Georgia offers a number of assistance programs
, including Quick Start
, to qualifying companies locating or expanding in Georgia, many at no charge.
The Quick Start program is Georgia’s internationally acclaimed workforce development program. This program helps companies maintain a competitive advantage by preparing workers for skill sets needed tomorrow as well as today. Some key facts:
A Quick Start training regimen is shaped specifically for the skills that a company is looking to develop in its employees
Training is conducted in classrooms, mobile labs or onsite at the company
Quick Start is provided at no charge by the Technical College System of Georgia
The program is versatile: Quick Start has prepared workers to assemble intricate aircraft components, grow bacteria for vaccines, manufacture plastic and metal products and field inquiries from customers, by phone or online