Today, the Governor's Office of Workforce Development announced policy changes to the Georgia Work Ready program.
The Work Ready assessment will now be offered only to unemployed individuals or individuals looking to apply for a job listed on workreadyconnect.org. The Governor's Office of Workforce Development makes workreadyconnect.org available free of charge to individuals and companies that recognize Work Ready as part of their hiring process. Work Ready Communities are now encouraged to focus on improving high school graduation rates and to drive citizens who have not received a high school diploma to take the General Educational Development (GED).
"After 5 years of implementing and assessing the Georgia Work Ready program, findings conclude the need for positive changes," said Executive Director Tricia Pridemore. "In this time of limited budget, our goal is to tailor the program to get unemployed Georgians back to work."
GOWD works with macro-level workforce and employment issues to help Georgia be competitive economically in the southeast, the nation and across the world.