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Georgia governor signs series of workforce training measures

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signs House Bill 1437 on April 26, 2022.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signs House Bill 1437 on April 26, 2022.(Gray)
Published: Apr. 29, 2022 at 1:39 PM EDT
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ATLANTA (WRDW/WAGT) - Continuing a bill-signing tour across the Peach State, Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday approved some measures he said are designed to strengthen and enhance the workforce.

The legislation includes:

  • House Bill 1435, which provides needs-based financial aid to eligible higher education students who experience a “gap” in their tuition funding.
  • Senate Bill 397, which recognizes all other state approved high school equivalency programs in Georgia and extends a voucher to cover all associated test fees.
  • House Bill 1331, which streamlines employment services funded by Title III of the Federal Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act to remove duplication and better assist unemployed Georgians in finding a job or starting a new career.
  • Senate Bill 379, which enables the Technical College System of Georgia to create and expand a registered employee apprenticeship program.

“As Georgia continues to lead in the Great Recovery, we should not rest on our laurels,” Kemp said. “With an eye toward the future, I am proud to sign these bills into law so that we can continue to grow and strengthen our already great workforce.”

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