Mike Beatty/Great Promise Partnership
The Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA), along with key partners, launched a pilot program in January 2012 called Great Promise Partnership (GPP), Inc. As a 501(c)(3), GPP became affiliated with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Workforce Division (formerly the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development) on August 1, 2013. As of July 1, 2017, GPP became a completely independent non-profit.
GPP is a public-private partnership that empowers and equips at-risk students to complete high school while gaining real-world job skills and experience, creating a path to personal success and the workforce of the future. Engaging with GPP offers Georgia employers an opportunity to address the critical need of recruiting and developing the next generation of workforce talent. The program works with youth that are at risk of not graduating from high school, with the promise that if they will continue their education, we will support their efforts and help them prepare for further education, military service or the workforce after graduation.
Great Promise Partnership was designed cooperatively by the DCA and numerous public and private sector leaders, and is modeled on the successful 12 for Life™ program at Southwire Company in Carrollton, GA. GPP, Inc. developed two modules for the initiative – 12 for Life Workplace and GPP WorkPrep, which emphasize real-world work experience, mentoring and life skills.
Chris Moder/City of Norcross
Norcross City government is small enough to offer a personal touch to all facets of their service packages, and they are fortunate to employ an experienced and professional staff, eager to solve any business issue. Their perfect size makes it easy to dedicate support, and their staff has a shared understanding of city forms, programs, and economic development incentives, which may help your company decide to locate within City of Norcross borders. By working together, they realize a stronger and more vibrant community and ensure a prosperous future for everyone.
David Wilkins/Sterling Rose Consulting Corp
Dave Wilkins has over 30 years experience working for companies such as E&Y, Whitridge Associates, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and IBM in business and technology management and consulting. He is currently the Senior Vice President of Sterling Rose Consulting Corp and the Business Unit Manager for the Business Technology Division of Sterling Rose Consulting. Originally from Michigan, he has a BBA and MBA from the University of Michigan, and he has been a resident of Gwinnett County, GA for over 20 years. In his 30 years in business and technology, he has worked with clients in multiple business sectors including finance, manufacturing, energy, healthcare and government, among others.
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