Category: Technology

A Few Thoughts On Training A Skilled Technology Workforce In Georgia

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Codecademy: One of the many online tutorial sites to learn various programming languages and other IT skills
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I wasn’t able to make the PolicyBEST breakfast this morning, but I did see a few highlights about the booming technology sector in Georgia. One in particular was from Jon Richards regarding Governor Nathan Deal’s statement on Georgia needing a skilled workforce to meet the needs of business:

Georgia is rich in the technology business, as I’ve said on here before, and there needs to be (and are) talented Georgians to fill positions within those businesses. We need a good education system to build a foundation on which people can learn on their own, but the burden of developing the technical workforce shouldn’t fall totally on the shoulders of our public education institutions.
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