WHY SOUTHEAST GA
With a growing population, we have a growing number of employees to fill your required positions. Our average wage is below the national average, we have low unionization rates and proximity to four military bases with diverse missions offers a continuing influx of job ready personnel.
The Southeast Georgia Region , bordered by Jacksonville, FL and Savannah, GA, provides access to a large untapped labor pool within a 45 minute drive. This huge number of potential employees including approximately 25,000 now commuting to jobs outside the region and hundreds exiting the military monthly.
Several training institutions (at all levels of education) are ready to provide your business with a continual pipeline of qualified employees.
SE/GA Region Population
Region Earnings compared to National Average
Individuals working on and transitioning from four military bases within one hour of the region can be a welcome supplement to the region’s workforce. Spouses and family members are also seeking employment opportunities.
The SE/GA Alliance has translated Military equivalent transition skill sets to match private sector job requirements, and can provide this information to interested companies looking to hire from within the military.
Over 5,400 students are enrolled in College of Coastal Georgia and Coastal Pines Technical College in the region. These institutions award almost 1,600 degrees and certificates each year. The State of Georgia HOPE scholarship program allows many students to obtain a degree or certification tuition free!
Colleges & Universities
Georgia Southern University
Georgia Southern University is definitely leading the way in advanced manufacturing. ‘Southern’ is one of the few schools in the entire U.S. to have an advanced level degree in Mechatronics. In addition to Mechatronics, Southern has several advanced level degrees and certification programs in commercial and industrial engineering.
College of Coastal Georgia
The College of Coastal Georgia is a four year college offering degree in a variety of subjects, including business, education, and healthcare. The College of Coastal Georgia has an extremely unique program that is of interest to business and industry. The degree program can accept technical training, or Associate’s Degrees, in place of the first two year’s of a Bachelor’s Degree. The program is designed to take your best employees and give them the skills and knowledge to take their career to the next level and lead your company forward.
Coastal Pines Technical College
Coastal Pines Technical College serves the six counties that make up the Southeast Georgia Region and have campuses conveniently located throughout. Coastal Pines is a key partner in economic development – in Georgia, technical colleges share curriculum with one another and they have the flexibility needed to adjust their curriculum to meet the ever changing demands of business and industry. serves the six counties that make up the Southeast Georgia Region and have campuses conveniently located throughout. Coastal Pines is a key partner in economic development – in Georgia, technical colleges share curriculum with one another and they have the flexibility needed to adjust their curriculum to meet the ever changing demands of business and industry.
Golden Isles College and Career Academy
Golden Isles College and Career Academy is a public charter school in Glynn County that has 18 vocational programs (aka Career Pathways). The Career Academy is located directly across from the Brunswick-Golden Isles Airport and adjacent to the Coastal Pines Technical College’s Brunswick Campus. Graduates from the Golden Isles College Career Academy of a huge jump start on skills that are required in the workplace – including soft skills.