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Free Adult Education Leads To Full-Time Employment In Georgia

Teaching a man to fish feeds him for a lifetime, so the saying goes. That’s the driving factor behind the Morgan Works Certification Program in Morgan County, Georgia, where adults are certified in OSHA safety courses as well as taught entry-level manufacturing skills to make them marketable to employers in the area.

Derrick Clark is one Georgia citizen who’s taken advantage of this program. After being unemployed and looking for work, Clark went through the certification program put on by the Morgan County Family Connection group.

Hear his story and his pitch for why this program has helped his family. Clark is now a full-time employee at Mannington Mills Inc.  

Parrish Walton

Parrish Walton is a communications specialist with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD). He is the primary author of the Georgia@Work blog, which aims to educate Georgia citizens on all of the great things done by the Workforce Division within GDEcD. Parrish is a proud product of the public school system of... more