Special to the Journal
(Albany, GA) –On Tuesday August 14th at 12 noon the Turner Job Corps Center will open its doors to federal, state, and local legislators as well as local community & business leaders to discuss collaborative efforts to increase workforce development in Southwest Georgia at their annual Legislative Affairs Day & luncheon.
“Our Legislative Affairs Day is designed not only to make our officials and community leaders aware of the wonderful things that are happening at TJCC and in Southwest Georgia, but more importantly to learn what it is that we can do to better collaboratively to support workforce development in the communities that we live and work in, “said Calandra Jefferson, Business & Community Liaison at the Turner Job Corps Center.
This year’s event will include the presentation of the business community leader of the year as well as the legislator of the year award. The keynote speaker will be Mr. Charles Williams, Executive Director of Southwest Georgia Workforce 44 (Southwest GA’s Workforce Investment Board). The Workforce Investment Board is composed of business, community and government leaders charged with overseeing the area’s workforce investment system. The Board’s mission is to develop a workforce system in Southwest Georgia that encourages and sustains economic growth.
Established in 1964, Job Corps has trained and educated more than 2 million young people, serving approximately 60,000 young adults each year at 125 centers across the country. Job Corps is the nation’s leading career technical training and education program for students ages 16 through 24. Job Corps is administered by the U.S. Department of Labor.