Workforce Events:

1. April 11 - Georgia Legal Service Program - Attorney on site - 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
2. Each Thursday - Georgia Dept. of Labor - Representative on site
3. April 21 - Veterans Mobile Unit on site - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Diane Walker - 89 Washington Drive, Forsyth, GA 31029 (near William M. Hubbard Middle School)
478-994-8211 (office)
478-394-2009 (cell)
478-994-8234 (fax)

Workforce Development Center

The Monroe County Workforce Development Center, opened in January 2014 and located in the Old Hubbard Teacher's Cottage, has been very successful and has helped over 300 people improve their quality of life. The Monroe County Workforce Development works in partnership with the Hubbard Alumni Association, the Monroe County Board of Commissioners, the Middle Georgia Consortium (which manages our Workforce Investment area), the Monroe County Family Connections, the Monroe county Extension Agency, the Georgia Department of Labor, Central Georgia Technical College, the Towaliga Superior Parental Accountability Court, the Georgia Department of Corrections, the Monroe County Sheriff Office, Department of Veterans Affairs, Save the Children, and Monroe County 4-H Program.

Our primary mission is to help young and older people in need of assistance in obtaining the necessary job skills training so that they may acquire a good paying job to better their standards of living.

We will be providing basic computer classes and computers are available to renew benefits for DFAC recipients.

The AmeriCorps VISTAs help serve the community by recruiting participants for the Career Readiness Program that prepares individuals to take the certification test to receive a Georgia Work Ready Certificate. Classes will be held at the Workforce Development Center as well as for GED students at Central Georgia Technical College.

In additions, VISTAs are recruiting volunteers to facilitate the Career Readiness Program. If you are interested, please contact us at 478-757-2568 or mmarshall@centralgatech.edu. Dianne Walker and Brenda Mathis serve as AmeriCorps VISTAs here at the Workforce Development Center.

Experience Works will also provide staffing for a part-time position at the Center.

The Georgia Department of Labor provides workshops in preparing resumes, job searches, as well as interviewing skills. Also, they are a valuable resource for veterans.

Attorney Ashley L. Deadwyler, our source in expunging criminal offenses, has devoted her legal career to ensuring her clients have access to justice. She is a zealous advocate whose chief goal is to meet her clients' legal needs without excessive legal fees. Ms. Deadwyler is a Mercer Law graduate and native of Macon, GA. She strongly believes in her community and the clients she serves.

The Middle Georgia Consortium, Inc. exists to improve the labor market success of Middle Georgians. Labor market success will in turn result in increased educational occupational skills, increased employment and earnings, and decreased welfare dependency.

The Consortium is the local government partner in the local workforce development system, along with state, federal, and private agencies. As such, it seeks to be a community resource and positive influence for the benefit of our community.

The Consortium provides workforce development services to residents of our area who qualify. Contact information: 478-953-4771 or 1-800-537-1933 or www.mgwib.com, also partnering with Monroe County Workforce Development Center.

Parent Accountability Court, coordinated by Mrs. Stacey Sitten, provides access to resources that offer support and empower Georgians and their families. The Court promotes accountability, transparency, and quality in all services delivered and programs administrated. Their anticipated outcomes are to increase child support collections, reduce recidivism, and remove chronic barriers such as education/literacy, transporation, and employment.

Honorable William A. Fears, Superior Court Judge of Towaliga Judicial Court, is Parental Accountability Court Judge and Drug Court Judge.

Parent Accountability Court's Job Skills Training works with the Georgia Department of Labor, Goodwill of Middle Georgia, Workforce Investment Act, Monroe County Workforce Development Center, as well as AmeriCorps VISTA in Job Assistance/Resume Writing, Basic Computer Literacy, Coaching/Mentoring and Volunteer Work Opportunity through referrals.

The Center is opened Monday-Thursday during the hours from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. For more information, please contact us at phone number 478-994-8211; fax: 478-994-8234; email address: mcworkforce1@yahoo.com.