When the term economic development is overheard, the immediate rationale is for someone to think about a business expansion, capital projects, or new industry. While all of those are correct, they don’t fully define what economic development is at Southern Regional Technical College. In Southwest Georgia, there is a vital, valuable resource available to our entire business and industry community that many individuals are not fully aware of, and that is the Economic Development Division at Southern Regional Technical College.
Though this division of SRTC shares the name with the Economic Development Authority, this resource differs from the Economic Development Authority. The economic development staff at SRTC is dedicated to providing the necessary training for local business and industry to keep them competitive in today’s global economy. What exactly does that mean? It means you should think of SRTC as your go-to business consultant and training partner.
What We Do
The SRTC Economic Development division provides resources that are designed to meet the needs of the businesses and industry located in the eleven counties of the SRTC service region including Colquitt, Decatur, Early, Grady, Miller, Mitchell, Seminole, Thomas, Tift, Turner, and Worth. While the local development authorities concentrate on providing incentives to attract new companies or assist with business expansion, the SRTC Economic Development division collaborates with local leaders to provide necessary training for incoming or expanding companies.
Furthermore, SRTC offers a wide array of other personal and professional development curricula, including: the 10 hours and 30 hours OSHA training, forklift certifications, driver’s education 36 hour course for 15 to 17 year old children, American Heart Association courses for CPR certification for providers and instructors, ServSafe Food Handling certifications, and many online classes via our online training partners.
Before your company calls a consultant call SRTC first! If SRTC cannot provide the training you need locally, their team of professionals will still assist you in facilitating a solution. For more information, visit southernregional.edu/economic-development or call (229) 227-2414.