Business & Industry
The mission of Chattahoochee Technical College’s Economic Development division is workforce and economic development to enable the citizens of Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Gilmer, Pickens and Paulding counties to develop necessary skills to further their career goals. Through business and industry support programs, the division aids in the creation and retention of jobs by supporting existing companies, entrepreneurs, and new companies coming to the area.
The corporate training staff at Chattahoochee Technical College works to ensure YOUR specific training and organizational performance needs are met through high quality programs and superior customer service.
In addition to certificates, diplomas, and degrees, Chattahoochee Technical College offers non-credit courses which provide short-term, focused training for personal and professional improvement.
Chattahoochee Technical College’s Economic Development division supports existing business and industry, entrepreneurs, and new companies coming to the area in several ways. We offer contract training services to businesses and industries in our service area. Contract training can be provided on virtually any topic the client company needs to ensure that existing employees upgrade their skills to keep pace with a rapidly changing environment. This training is customized in content, teaching methodology, training schedule, and delivery location based on the needs of the company. Common training topics include safety, leadership, management and supervisory development, industrial maintenance and technology, customer service, and quality systems.
Chattahoochee Tech offers contract consulting services in the areas of strategic planning, detailed job profiling and analysis, lean principles, and occupational and mine safety and health (OSHA and MSHA). These services enable smaller companies to meet their goals and regulatory mandates in a cost-effective manner.
Georgia Re-Training Tax Credit
Firms which provide certain types of training to their employees are able to receive a tax credit when filing their state tax returns. Qualified programs include, ERP and SAP systems, changes in operating systems, computer training, quality initiatives such as ISO 9000, and technology training on new equipment. The credit allows up to $500 per person per program per year. Unused credits may be carried forward for 10 years. The Vice President of Economic Development at Chattahoochee Technical College is available to assist and is authorized by the state to review and approve applications. Call 770-528-4550 for additional information.
In conjunction with the Technical College System of Georgia, Economic Development coordinates training services of the Georgia Quick Start program. This program helps provide a trained workforce free of charge for eligible new and expanding businesses and industries in the area. For more information on customized contract training, customized contract consulting services, or Quick Start, contact Economic Development at 770.528.4550.
Georgia Quick Start: Customized training at no cost!
Georgia’s Quick Start program is nationally recognized for providing high-quality training services at no cost to new or expanding businesses in Georgia. Since 1967, Quick Start has provided customized training for hundreds of thousands of employees and for thousands of businesses and industries throughout the state.
If your business is expanding, or interested in moving into our area, let us show you how this free service can decrease your start-up cycle, lower your up-front training costs, and improve your overall business performance.