Valdosta Tech receives Work Ready grant - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Valdosta Tech receives Work Ready grant

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Lowndes County is on it's way to be a certified Work Ready Community.

Valdosta Technical College is one of the nearly 30 agencies to receive additional funding from the state of Georgia. 

Valdosta Technical college will receive a $200 grant for each community member who improves their Work Ready certificate level.  

The Work Ready program helps individual improve job skills. In turn, the community will be able to recruit new industries because of those with higher skill sets.

"We're really excited for the whole community to be able to take part in this and we have seen people who have come in, got Work Ready certified and then have been able to go out and get a job," said Penelope Schmidt, Valdosta Technical College Career Services Director. "There are some employers that actually require the certification before they'll even hire."

Other close-by recipients of the grant include the Berrien County Chamber of Commerce, the Val Tech Foundation for Brooks County and the Foundation for Cook County.

To find out on how you can be Work Ready certified, visit Georgia Work Ready.


©2009 WALB News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.  Feedback

 

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • The Latest: Irma weakens into a tropical depression

    The Latest: Irma weakens into a tropical depression

    Monday, September 11 2017 3:27 AM EDT2017-09-11 07:27:29 GMT
    Tuesday, September 12 2017 2:42 AM EDT2017-09-12 06:42:09 GMT
    Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm as the massive hurricane zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages.More >>
    Irma weakened to a Category 1 storm as the massive hurricane zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages.More >>
  • breaking

    Officials determine deadly Lee Co. fire caused by electrical malfunction

    Officials determine deadly Lee Co. fire caused by electrical malfunction

    Friday, September 22 2017 4:53 PM EDT2017-09-22 20:53:34 GMT

    Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said the cause of a Friday morning house fire in Lee County that killed two elderly women was accidental.

    More >>

    Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said the cause of a Friday morning house fire in Lee County that killed two elderly women was accidental.

    More >>
  • Lee Co. seeks man who exposed himself

    Lee Co. seeks man who exposed himself

    Friday, September 22 2017 3:54 PM EDT2017-09-22 19:54:23 GMT
    (Source: Lee Co. Sheriff)(Source: Lee Co. Sheriff)

    About 8:00 Friday morning, a man went into the Lee County Walmart, walked around the store, and exposed himself to a woman, according to Lee County sheriff's officials.

    More >>

    About 8:00 Friday morning, a man went into the Lee County Walmart, walked around the store, and exposed himself to a woman, according to Lee County sheriff's officials.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly