WIA: Workforce Development

The Workforce Development Programs' purpose is to improve the quality of life in Southern Georgia through the development and continuous improvement of a skilled workforce. Through Federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA), the program has built collaborative partnerships and has provided employment and training opportunities for thousands of unemployed, underemployed, and dislocated workers across the Southern Georgia RC's 18-county region. SGRC administers the program on behalf of local elected officials and the South Georgia & Southeast Georgia Workforce Investment Boards, which are private sector-led boards that provide a regional base of leadership for workforce, education and economic development solutions. These boards reach out to communities in the region to form partnerships that leverage resources and expertise.

  • Job Search Assistance
  • Career Counseling with Certified Career Advisors
  • Rapid Response Teams for Plant Closings
  • Retraining & Outplacement Services for Dislocated Workers
  • Support for Increasing Southern Georgia's Healthcare Workforce
  • Financial Assistance with Costs Associated with Occupational Skills Training in High-Demand, Growth Jobs
  • Youth Job Training Programs
  • Labor Market Information
  • Summer Youth Work Experience
  • Comprehensive One-stop Centers in Valdosta, and Waycross, and a Satellite One-stop Center in Tifton and Douglas
  • Equal Opportunity Officer Info
  • Douglas Career Center Call (912) 389-4254
  • Tifton Workforce Center Call (229) 386-7461
  • Valdosta Career Center Call (229) 245-2487
  • Waycross Career Center Call (912) 285-6105 or (912) 287-9943

SG (Area 18) Workforce Development Board Executive: Request for support policy exception

Additional Weeks for Youth Work Experience Participants

SG (Area 18) Local WIA Plan PY13

Southern Georiga WIB and YC Meeting Schedule PY13