Trade Five

Skills for Higher Earning

The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Workforce Division administers the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds under the leadership of the State Workforce Development Board (SWDB).  The office also focuses on the broader mission of ensuring that education and training in Georgia is geared toward in-demand jobs, leading several macro-level programs and initiatives that improve our state workforce development system as a whole.

Within the GDEcD Workforce Division is Trade Five, the state’s workforce-awareness program geared toward increasing awareness of high-demand careers in five key industries:

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Telecommunication
  • Energy
  • Logistics

A public-private partnership between the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Workforce division and leading Georgia businesses, Trade Five focuses on enhancing the state’s talent pipeline in these high-demand industries by educating Georgia’s future workforce on promising careers in the skilled trades.

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