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Valdosta Tech receives Work Ready grant

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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.

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