A new training facility near Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins will help prepare military veterans for the private workforce. Governor Nathan Deal has appropriated $10 million in the 2014 state budget for the project dubbed the Gateway Center.
The Governor has said that Georgia is a military state with more than 770-thousand veterans living here. But for many vets returning home from deployment the challenges of finding a job can be tough. They are highly trained to do specific jobs in military service, but once they get home it can be hard to parlay those talents into a job. So, how can that training translate to the civilian workforce? That’s what Jeff Scruggs, acting president of Middle Georgia Technical College, will help them figure out through this facility. "The vision of the center is to help our veterans and our current military members and their dependents access all that our state has to offer, not just in higher Ed, but in employment assistance."
Scruggs says groundbreaking should occur sometime in fiscal year 2014 which starts in July.