Georgia Work Ready Program Changes |
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Tricia Pridemore, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development (GOWD), has announced that the Office of Workforce Development will no longer be funding the cost of Work Ready assessments, assessment realms and the costs associated with the administration of the Work Ready assessment effective July 1, 2012. GOWD will no longer pay for the production of Work Ready certificates or wallet cards.
While the Work Ready assessment is a very valuable tool, it can be an expensive program to maintain with the costs of licenses, proctors and administrative fees. Colleges within the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) will now charge an assessment fee in order to recover these expenses to continue providing this valuable service to local businesses and industries.
Oconee Fall Line Technical College (OFTC), along with all other TCSG colleges, will continue to offer these work keys assessments at a cost of $15.00 for one assessment, $25.00 for two assessments, and $35.00 for three assessments. A schedule will be on the OFTC website which notes the days and times the assessment will be offered at OFTC’s South Campus in Dublin (two times per month). OFTC’S North Campus will continue to provide these assessments by appointment.
“I thank the local businesses and industry who have supported the Georgia Work Ready initiative,” said Leigh Evans, OFTC Vice President of Economic Development. “This program has made an impressive impact on the local, regional and state workforce.”
For more information on the Georgia Work Ready program in OFTC’s 11 county service area, please contact Leigh Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org or 478-553-2054.