What is Economic Development?

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Most likely, when the term economic development is overheard, the immediate rationale is for you to think about a business expansion, capital projects, or industry. While all of those are correct, they do not fully define what economic development is at the local level for our technical colleges. Right here in Moultrie-Colquitt County 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 Department at Southern Regional Technical College.

Though this division of SRTC shares a name with their civic brethren, this resource differs from community economic development quite a bit. 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.

Did you know SRTC works with local employers to provide on-site training that is customized to fit your business or industry? Our training capabilities cover a plethora of disciplines, including computer and software training, leadership, soft skills, team building, and more. SRTC also has customized skills assessments that can take the headache out of individual jobsite assessments. If your business has 1 or 1,000 employees that need to be evaluated SRTC can facilitate that with an online or traditional paper assessment.

Furthermore, SRTC offers a wide array of other personal and professional development curricula, including: real estate pre-license study courses and examinations, OSHA training, forklift certifications, Driver’s Education, American Heart Association CPR and BLS certifications, ServSafe Food Safety certifications, and thousands of online classes via our online training partners. And, don’t forget the variety of personal enrichment courses available throughout the year. From cake decorating to wreath making to firearm safety, there is something for everyone.

Please contact your local SRTC Economic Development office. To find your local office please visit https://southernregional.edu/economic-development/locations