Peach County workforce development center almost complete

FORT VALLEY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Peach County’s workforce development is starting to take shape. Construction crews are finishing up the exterior of the facility. 

County leaders hope the new space will be a big draw for businesses once it’s finished. 

Charles Sims is like a kid in a candy store.

“I might even come out here and take a course myself,” Sims said. He’s the executive director for the county’s development authority and also a branch of Central Georgia Technical College. 

There’s about ten acres of land dedicated to the center including a sea of concrete; catering to the school’s plans to offer commercial driver’s licenses.

“We’re going to teach adult education classes there. There will be other technical and certificate courses that will be offered depending on the need,” Jimmy Faircloth, with CGTC, said. 

It took about $4 million in funding from county sales tax, grants, and the college. 

“It has been a dream for both the college and Peach County for quite some time, and several partners came together in order to make it happen,” Faircloth said. 

Sims says the center will mold hundreds of students to meet the demand businesses need in the area.

Providing a unique opportunity for people to roll up their sleeves and get to work.  

Sims says he’s hoping to move the development authority’s office into the new center in the next month and a half. 

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