Go Build Georgia
GOWD launched Go Build Georgia in January 2012. Go Build is a nationally-recognized awareness effort designed to educate young people and the public at large about the skilled trades, and how to pursue a career in these fields.
Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
The federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) was signed into law in August 1998, and went into effect in Georgia in July 2000. The Governor designated the Governor's Office of Workforce Development (GOWD) as the state agency responsible for implementation of WIA in December 2011. As of July 1, 2012 GOWD oversees WIA.