The Lanier Technical College Foundation supports the goals of Lanier Technical College – the foremost workforce development resource for Banks, Barrow, Dawson, Forsyth, Hall, Jackson, and Lumpkin counties.
"We were thrilled to participate in AT&T's $20k for 2020 competition, and we were so happy to see the support from the community throughout the contest," said Ray Perren, President of Lanier Technical College. "We appreciate all opportunities to tell our story and highlight the successes of our students and staff, and this competition allowed our story to generate even greater levels of support to spur future successes through our workforce development program."
"The business community has long been a strong partner of workforce development initiatives in the state, and it is encouraging and exciting to see this kind of creative approach by AT&T to highlight the hard work being done by educators and students across Georgia. Hard work that is keeping Georgia attractive to employers who are bringing quality careers to the Peach State," said State Senator Butch Miller.
With the state's recent ranking as the number one state in which to do business, AT&T's $20k for 2020 competition is designed to highlight organizations that are engaged in education and workforce development efforts around Georgia. In this, the first year of the competition, organizations from communities across the state were recognized for their work to engage business, community and educational leaders to address local workforce needs and further position Georgia as the best place to do business in the country.
Dekalb Workforce Development and Savannah Technical College finished second and third respectively in the final tally. The four remaining organizations that competed for the $20k for 2020 prize were:
- Albany Technical College
- Chattahoochee Technical College – Veterans Center
- Communities in Schools – Augusta/Richmond County
- Middle Georgia Regional Commission
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