May 2024

Workforce Development Newsletter

From Assembler to Leader: Cristina's Inspiring Journey

Cristina's journey with ALBAform started in December 2019, stepping in as an assembler. Since then, she has become a valuable asset to the company, showcasing a relentless drive for improvement. Cristina's proactive approach led her to swiftly mastering ALBAform's production and planning processes, catalyzing numerous operational enhancements and contributing significantly to the company's growth trajectory. Her commitment to the success of both the organization and her team has been unwavering. She received her Supervisor and Industry Leadership (SAIL) certification at Lanier Technical College in June 2023. Utilizing the SAIL framework, she applies her leadership skills diligently in her daily responsibilities. This dedication propelled her to her current role as Production Manager.

Georgia Mountains Works Employer Partnership TOURS

Morito Scovill in Habersham County hosted April 2024.

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies hosted in May 2024.

MFG Sector Partners In Action

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According to GDOL, these are the top five highest hiring industries: Construction, Financial Activities, Leisure & Hospitality, and Private Education & Health Services. Construction, in particular, has reached its highest level of employment in 17 years.


Harbin Lumber made the LBM 100 list for 2024! This ranks them in the nation’s top professional dealers and lumberyards based on their sales in 2023. We are proud to have Harbin Lumber as a Georgia Mountains Works Partner.


The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) launched "Career Clear," an initiative highlighting the importance of Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education in shaping a skilled workforce. With 144 pathways, CTAE offers diverse career opportunities and meets Georgia's evolving business needs. #CTAE

WorkSource Georgia Mountains, Hall County Salvation Army, and Good News at Noon joined forces to offer eight shelter residents a three-week welding program. This initiative aims to combat homelessness by providing skills training, resume preparation and job interviews for program completers.


Haering Global held a machining ProAm at North Georgia Technical College's CNC Technology Lab. Eleven high school students partnered with pros to design using CAD, milling, and engraving. Judged on safety, creativity, and engagement, all were winners and, each student received an internship offer from Haering.


Performance Foodservice Group hosted graduating seniors seeking full time careers to experience the company's service-oriented culture. Students engaged with employees, gaining insights and testimonials about PFG's work environment. Being a food service company, they provided lunch too. #HallCounty