By Larry K. Williams, TAG President and CEO

I recently had the privilege of participating in a webinar hosted by ExcelinEd, which focused on the crucial role of education-to-workforce pathways in the digital workforce. As a representative of TAG, I was proud to share how we’re advancing talent development across Georgia.

Our cross-sector approach brings together leaders from education, government, and industry to create training programs that address the needs of our workforce. Georgia’s fintech industry, in particular, is a major focus for us. As such, we have worked with the University System of Georgia and the Governor’s office to establish the Georgia Fintech Academy, which provides specialized education to prepare students for this booming sector.

In 2014, we partnered with local government to help create the High Demand Careers Initiative (HDCI) Program. Together, we emphasized practical learning through apprenticeships – an area that has been widely overlooked in the U.S. The HDCI Program offers funding to Georgia employers to incentivize the creation and expansion of registered apprenticeship programs throughout the state. Furthermore, TAG-Ed has developed our own apprenticeship program to help industry professionals acquire new skills while earning a wage.

At TAG, we are dedicated to fostering talent development statewide and collaborating with our partners to ensure that Georgia’s citizens are well-prepared for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

If you’d like to learn more, you can watch a recording of the webinar here.