Georgia's Quick Start program is nationally recognized for providing high-quality training services at no cost to new or expanding businesses in Georgia. Since 1967, Quick Start has provided customized training for over 325,000 employees for more than 3,100 businesses and industries throughout the state. It has been singled out by Fortune, as well as Training, and Site Selection magazines for its effectiveness in providing the most comprehensive and advanced training in the nation.

Why did they write about us? Maybe it was because our programs are custom-designed. Or perhaps it was because our training is delivered through a network of 33 technical colleges and institutes and four associated university programs throughout the state. It might even have been because businesses such as General Mills, Johnson & Johnson and E*Trade have all used and recommend Quick Start training.

Whatever the reason, Quick Start gives employees the training they need to help Georgia's new and expanding businesses run more efficiently and profitably.


You've heard the stories. A business moves to another part of the country and, before they know it, they're spending more time dealing with the bureaucracy that with their own business.

That's no problem with Quick Start. Our program is designed to be a partnership among your company, Quick Start and Central Georgia Technical College.

We've structured Quick Start to be flexible and to respond immediately to your needs. We accomplish this by assigning your company's training project to a Certified Economic Developer Trainer (CEDT) from Central Georgia Technical College.

Think of your CEDT as your local point of contact with Quick Start. Their job is to handle local project management, which includes supervising the training, coordinating programs and making sure everything takes place as scheduled.

Where does Quick Start training take place? Well, that depends. If your company's facilities are available, we'll work there. If not, we'll provide the space.

One other thing you should know about Quick Start is that our training schedules are flexible. We'll set up a schedule that works best for you - it might be Mondays through Fridays, or in the evening or maybe even over a weekend. It doesn't matter. The main thing is that the training we've set up fits into your schedule.

Now, you may think that once your initial training is completed, you won't hear from Quick Start again. Not a chance. Central Georgia Technical College is always nearby; ready to help if you ever need support. It's just one of the many things we do to make Georgia's training services the best in the nation.


We developed Quick Start with one thing in mind - creating a program that would provide flexible, relevant training designed to help new and expanding companies begin quality operations as quickly as possible.

We work with all types of businesses - everything from metals, electronics, paper, plastics, textiles, apparel, food processing, printing, chemicals, warehousing and distribution, and business services, such as call centers and headquarter operations.

If you'd like to find out why more than 2,800 businesses have turned to Quick Start for their training, give us a call. We'll be happy to show you why peaches aren't the only things that grow well in Georgia. Businesses do, too!

For more information about Quick Start, visit their website at www.georgiaquickstart.org or contact Andrea Griner, V.P. of Economic Development, CEcD, at 478-757-3550 or email at agriner@centralgatech.edu.