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Workforce Development

Build on the skills and experience of Valdosta-Lowndes County’s highly trained workforce with the educational and training programs of our local colleges and universities. From advance manufacturing technology to industrial safety training courses, these schools have the resources to take your workforce to the next level.

Below you will find information and links to various job training and career advancement programs available locally and within our region. For specific information on Valdosta-Lowndes County’s workforce, including the size of our workforce, average wages, and educational attainment, please visit our Workforce Data & Demographics page.

New Job Training Programs

QuickStart the Georgia Department of Economic Development new job training program are also administered by Wiregrass Georgia Technical College.

QuickStart is Georgia’s internationally acclaimed program providing customized training free-of-charge to qualified new, expanding and existing businesses.

Visit Wiregrass Georgia Technical College to learn more.

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

Wiregrass Georgia Technical College main campus is located in Valdosta, Georgia. Wiregrass offers job training programs, certification classes, and two year degree programs that serve the following areas:

  • Advanced Manufacturing

  • Computer Technology Training

  • Homeland Security

  • Industrial Safety

  • Industrial Technology, including CAD

  • Professional Skills Development

  • Quality Systems and Productivity

  • Transportation Training

Additionally, Wiregrass can work with individual companies to develop specific job training programs at little to no cost to the employer.


Valdosta State University

Ranked among the top regional universities in the South, Valdosta State offers nationally distinctive programs in the arts, education, business, nursing and more. Valdosta State University provides a creative, deeply personal and relevant college experience. Serving the South while attracting students from around the world, Valdosta State thrives on community partnerships to deliver excellence for students who want to achieve personal and professional success in an increasingly global environment. Visit Valdosta State University’s website to learn more.

Georgia Military College

The academic mission of Georgia Military College involves the development of the intellect and the elevation of character. The learning based curriculum of the college is, therefore, a blend of expected student learning objectives of intellectual development in each course and in ethical development. This unique blend has characterized this institution almost since its founding in 1879 under a charter granted by the Georgia state legislature.

Georgia Military College (GMC) is a two year junior college with campuses throughout the state of Georgia. The Valdosta campus of GMC has been serving area residents since 1978. Learn more.

Campuses located on Moody Air Force Base

Embry- Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University teaches science, practice and business of aviation and aerospace, preparing students for productive careers and leadership roles. Learn more.

Park University

Park University specializes in high-quality educational services, delivered in innovative ways that allow working adults and military service personnel to earn their college degree. Learn more.

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Andrea Schruijer, Executive Director

Valdosta-Lowndes Development Authority
103 Roosevelt Drive
Valdosta, Georgia 31602
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