Dougherty County is Work Ready! - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Dougherty County is Work Ready!

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Golf tournament to help the Lee County Animal Shelter

    Golf tournament to help the Lee County Animal Shelter

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:35:15 GMT
    Grand Island golf course will host the Critter Classic Golf Tournament September 5th to raise money to build an awning over the animal shelter exercise yards. More >>
    Grand Island golf course will host the Critter Classic Golf Tournament September 5th to raise money to build an awning over the animal shelter exercise yards. More >>
  • Arsonists attack Albany home for the third time this week

    Arsonists attack Albany home for the third time this week

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:27:29 GMT
    Wednesday .Investigators say someone broke a window and set a bed on fire.Monday someone threw a molotov cocktail into the kitchen.More >>
    Wednesday .Investigators say someone broke a window and set a bed on fire.Monday someone threw a molotov cocktail into the kitchen.More >>
  • 2014 Christmas ornament contest

    2014 Christmas ornament contest

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:15:45 GMT
    Christmas Ornament ContestChristmas Ornament Contest
    This year Easter Seals of South Georgia would like help from the community in selecting the 2014 ornament theme.You can submit your suggestions and ideas to help find the perfect ornament for Albany.More >>
    This year Easter Seals of South Georgia would like help from the community in selecting the 2014 ornament theme.You can submit your suggestions and ideas to help find the perfect ornament for Albany.More >>

By Len Kiese - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dougherty County leaders hope a new designation will help encourage economic development.

The county is one of only six Certified Work Ready Communities. Leaders began work to get the designation two years ago.

More than 1,500 people earned Work Ready Certificates which is 37-percent above goal. The high school graduation rate jumped from 57.5-percent to more than 63-percent. The numbers show potential employers that well-qualified people are ready to work if they locate in the county.

"As we come out of this recovery and good things start to happen, they will most likely happen in Albany first because we'll be able to indicate to the world that we can attract the kinds of industry that will be important for our growth," said Albany Tech President Dr. Anthony Parker.

You can earn a work ready certificate at Albany Technical College. Between 10 and 20 Work Ready signs will be placed around the county to let people know of the designation.  

Feedback


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