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Workforce Training in Fulton County

Fulton County has access to the Southeast’s best and most diverse workforce, and that’s not by accident. Our County strives to develop a healthy talent pipeline to prepare our workforce for the positions our employers seek to fill.

WorkSource Fulton

WorkSource Fulton is a free, federally funded program that helps put people to work. The program is designed to help job seekers find the right job or career training at no cost to them. WorkSource Fulton assesses worker skills, provides training, and helps workers find the job—or career—that’s right for them.

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Georgia Quick Start

Quick Start is an incentive to attract new and retain existing industry in Fulton County and the State of Georgia and is the nation’s #1 ranked training program. Quick Start helps companies start up and expand their operations using customized training programs and providing qualified companies with a trained workforce in the shortest time possible at no charge to the company. The development and implementation of the training program is a three-way partnership among Quick Start, the company, and one of Georgia’s Technical Colleges. Fulton County’s communities are served by Atlanta Technical College and Gwinnett Technical College.

Top 10 Technical College Certificates (2020)
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 1,287
Business Administration and Management, General 996
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 808
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 787
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 716
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology 609
Child Care Provider/Assistant 595
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 545
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician 531
Welding Technology/Welder 502

Source: Georgia Department of Labor Area Labor Profile, April 2021

Higher Education

The Fulton County area is home to two tier-one research universities, Georgia Tech and Emory, the state's largest university, Georgia State University, and four outstanding HBCUs, Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Spelman College. This puts Atlanta in the top 30 most educated cities in the country based on a survey by WalletHub.com. This is correlated with higher levels of innovation and a strong high-tech industry. The area also hosts several other colleges, universities and technical colleges.
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Source: Georgia Department of Labor Area Labor Profile, April 2021