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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 – administers OSHA, Wage & Hour (Fair Labor Standards), Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA Boards) and registered apprenticeship programs.

US Department of Commerce – Economic Development Administration – source of grants which the state applies for and we are often asked for input and letters of support. GA-AI Manufacturing is an example, bringing $65 million to the state to promote acceleration of adoption of AI across GA’s industrial sectors, with the intent of complementing not replacing workers.

State Government

Department of Labor – administers Unemployment Insurance System (tax on employers and UI claims filed by members/employees, both of which we get involved in)

Department of Corrections – of interest for facilitating Second Chance Hiring opportunities.

Department of Education – CTAE and Work Based Learning (WBL) policy, strategic planning and advocacy for needs of manufacturing. YouScience contract administered in partnership with TCSG. Great Promise Partnership, a form of WBL, housed at DOE and resource used by SHAW and other members.

Technical College System of Georgia – Quick Start for new companies, customized training for existing industry, connections to college and career academies, Adult Education, Work Source (WIOA Boards) all provided through state office and network of technical colleges.

University System of Georgia – GAM has worked primarily with specific colleges and universities, specifically GA Tech, Kennesaw, Dalton State and Georgia Southern.

Department of Economic Development – Georgia Made and referral to other resources of interest to existing industry, Centers for Innovation (Aerospace, AG Tech, Energy Tech, Info Tech, Logistics, Manufacturing). Note: the Centers for Innovation might also be listed individually as resources.

Environmental Protection Division – environmental permitting advocacy

Department of Revenue – state tax policy and audit advocacy

Other Stakeholders / Partners

National Association of Manufacturers and Manufacturing Institute – policy advocacy and collaboration, WD resources for Second Chance Hiring, Veterans, Women and Manufacturing Day

Georgia Tech - The University's Enterprise Innovation Institute is the nation's  largest university-based program for entrepreneurship and company start-up, business and industry growth, ecosystem development and international outreach. Among programs included are: Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP); AI Manufacturing (GaAIM); Minority Business Development Assistance Center; Safety, Health & Environmental Services (OSHA); Southeastern Trade Adjustment Assistance Center.

UGA / Carl Vinson Institute – collaboration on WD training, research, events, etc.

Georgia Power – energy advocacy and resource for community level WD collaboration. Could also be partner in education/WD policy advocacy.

YouScience – employer portal and community level engagement with secondary schools and technical colleges.

Goodwill of North Georgia – WD resource and partner in Second Chance Hiring.

Workforce Boards (Work Source) – potential resource to GAM members for training funding or referrals of trained people.

Georgia Justice Project – good resource for those interested in Second Chance Hiring, mainly to understand obstacles to employment for people with a criminal record. Would also be a resource/collaborator if GAM is interested in legislative advocacy in this area.

Next Generation Manufacturing – partner for membership development, WD webinars, sharing and marketing events.

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