People ready to work are good, but people with the proper training are great. Washington’s workforce has a diversified skill set to serve a community with manufacturing, agricultural, and forestry sectors, each with high-skill components. And it’s not just in Wilkes County. Our position as a long-term manufacturing hub is also a labor draw from adjacent counties.
Washington-Wilkes Comprehensive High School is among the top 25 percent achieving high schools in Georgia. WWCHS career, technology, and agricultural education pathways, or CTAE, include forestry, agriculture mechanics systems, business and technology, patient care, and more. For more information and a complete list, click here.
Washington's adult education and workforce development needs are served by Athens Technical College at the Washington-Wilkes Career Center. The center currently offers GED, nursing, truck driving and business skills classes, as well as 130-plus program specializations in business, health, technical and manufacturing related areas by request, to suit each business' specific needs. To learn more about the Career Center, their programs, and offerings, click here.
Washington is also served regionally by the Elberton and Greensboro campuses of Athens Technical College through their ManufactuREADY program, as well as the Thomson Campus of Augusta Technical College. The University of Georgia and Augusta State University also provide university level education within commuting distance.
Regional and state partners include the Georgia Department of Labor, and East Central Georgia Work Source, providing career and business services to Washington's workforce through training, education, and online resources, as well at their Georgia One Stop and Career Centers. Learn more here.
Learn more about our workforce by exploring the current Wilkes Area Profile.
Training never stops. We have the tools to help you with that in Washington and Wilkes County.
Quick Start is the economic development arm of the Georgia Technical College System of Georgia. Quick Start provides high-quality training services at no cost to qualifying new or expanding businesses in Georgia. The Quick Start Program has been nationally recognized for years as the best training program in America.