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Workforce Development

  1. Workforce Directory
  2. Adult Education
  3. Chatham Apprentice Program
  4. Work Supports

Developing Our Workforce

16% of adults in Savannah do not hold a high school degree (2011 ACS)

icon-graduateAdults without a high school diploma or GED (General Educational Development tests) have extremely limited employment opportunities and are not competitive in the 21st century job market. Further, an under-educated, un-skilled workforce affects our entire community’s economic development.

Local workforce development service providers face a two-fold challenge. They must encourage and support low-wage earners in their efforts to access and complete training programs that lead to higher-wage jobs, and they must work to understand the needs of local employers so they can develop programs responsive to their skill requirements.

Step Up supports GED, workforce readiness, and vocational training programs through these initiatives:

Developing a skilled and educated workforce is a critical step toward eliminating poverty.