Hiring, Training and Education Assistance


Georgia’s Quick Start Program is the number-one workforce training program in the country.
Quick Start develops and delivers customized training for new employees in skill-based jobs at no cost to qualified companies investing in Georgia. The program’s services are provided free of charge as a discretionary incentive for job creation for clients opening or expanding manufacturing operations, distribution centers, headquarters operations and customer contact centers in a broad range of industries. Quick Start helps companies assess, select and train the right people at the right time for success. The program provides training space, instructors and all needed materials related to the program, potentially saving companies millions of dollars in training costs. Some of Quick Start’s services include:
Strategic Workforce Consultation – Quick Start’s training professionals work with company subject matter experts to guarantee training meets business goals.
Pre-employment Assessment – Helps companies assess candidates according to their own defined criteria and preview their skills.
Customized post-employment and job-specific training – From fundamental knowledge to supervised on-the-job training on a company’s own technology and processes, Quick Start prepares employees for maximum effectiveness and efficiency.
Leadership and productivity enhancement training – Businesses maintain competitiveness and emphasize continuous improvement for all team members with Quick Start’s guidance.


HOPE — Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally — is Georgia’s unique scholarship and grant program that rewards students with financial assistance in degree, diploma, and certificate programs at eligible Georgia public and private colleges and universities, and technical colleges. The HOPE Grant provides tuition assistance to Georgia residents seeking a technical degree or certificate at one of Georgia’s technical colleges, regardless of the student’s high school grade point average or graduation date. These programs can be advantageous to relocating families with children, and for companies training employees through local technical colleges.