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GAM's work is made possible through the established connections we have with talented and dedicated stakeholders.

Federal Government

US Department of Labor: Administers OSHA, Wage & Hour (Fair Labor Standards), Employment & Training Administration. Oversees OSHA, Wage & Hour regulations, WIOA Boards, and registered apprenticeship programs.

US Department of Commerce - Economic Development Administration: A source of grants, often seeking our input and support. Notable is GA-AI Manufacturing, which infused $65 million to accelerate AI adoption in Georgia's industrial sectors while complementing, not replacing, the workforce.

State Government

Department of Labor: Oversees Unemployment Insurance System and UI claims. We engage in matters related to employer taxes and member/employee UI claims.

Department of Corrections: Facilitating Second Chance Hiring opportunities.

Department of Education: Strategic advocacy for manufacturing's CTAE, Work Based Learning (WBL) policies. Administers the YouScience contract in partnership with TCSG. Houses Great Promise Partnership, a WBL resource utilized by SHAW and other members.

Technical College System of Georgia: Offers Quick Start, customized training, and connections through state offices and a network of technical colleges.

University System of Georgia: Collaborations with specific colleges including GA Tech, Kennesaw, Dalton State, and Georgia Southern.

Department of Economic Development: Supports Georgia Made and offers referrals to valuable industry resources like Centers for Innovation.

Environmental Protection Division: Advocacy for environmental permitting.

Department of Revenue: Advocacy on state tax policy and audits.

Other Stakeholders / Partners

National Association of Manufacturers and Manufacturing Institute: Policy advocacy, collaboration, resources for Second Chance Hiring, Veterans, Women, and Manufacturing Day.

Georgia Tech: Offers diverse programs including Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP), AI Manufacturing (GaAIM), Minority Business Development Assistance Center, Safety, Health & Environmental Services (OSHA), and more.

UGA / Carl Vinson Institute: Collaborations on WD training, research, events.

Georgia Power: Advocacy for energy and resource for community-level WD collaboration.

YouScience: Facilitates employer engagement with secondary schools and technical colleges.

Goodwill of North Georgia: A WD resource and Second Chance Hiring partner.

Workforce Boards (Work Source): A potential resource for training funding and referrals.

Georgia Justice Project: Offers insights on Second Chance Hiring and legislative advocacy.

Next Generation Manufacturing: A partner for membership development, WD webinars, and event collaboration.

By fostering these connections, GAM propels its mission and amplifies its impact within the manufacturing landscape.

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