Quick Start Announces Training Initiative
Partners for the Gulfstream QuickStart Project from left to right: Seated- Dr. Glenn Deibert, President of Coastal Pines Technical College; Ron Aldrich, General Manager, Gulfstream Brunswick; and Jackie Rohosky, Technical College System of Georgia Assistant Commissioner for Economic Development programs and head of Quick Start. Standing: Robert Burr, Executive Director for the Glynn County Airport Commission; Chuck Scragg, Executive Director of the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority; Alyce Thornhill, Georgia Department of Economic Development Region 12 Program Manager; and Jan Melcher, Director of Eastern Operations for Georgia Quick Start.
BRUNSWICK, Georgia, August 20, 2014 – Georgia Quick Start today announced an expanded partnership with Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. to develop and deliver a training program in support of more than 100 new jobs. These highly technical aerospace positions are being added as part of a $25 million expansion at Gulfstream’s Brunswick service center.
As part of the new training agreement, Quick Start will be designing and developing training materials and providing instructors for the classes. The training program will include job-specific skills in aircraft interiors and structures, aircraft print reading and software applications. Leadership development, core skills and productivity enhancement training are also included in the program.
“We’re honored to be continuing our 20-year partnership with Gulfstream,” said Jackie Rohosky, Technical College System of Georgia assistant commissioner for economic development programs and head of Quick Start. “This company’s ongoing investment in our state has already resulted in more than 2,500 new Georgia jobs in the past three years, and they’re still growing.”
The training program involves three distinct partners: Gulfstream,Coastal PinesTechnical College and Quick Start. When Quick Start’s training is completed, Coastal Pines Technical College will be available to assist Gulfstreamwith ongoing training programs.
“Gulfstream is a very important part of our local business community, and we are thrilled they decided to expand their presence in Glynn County,” said Dr. Glenn Deibert, Coastal Pines Technical College president. “Georgia Quick Start has provided customized workforce training for more than 40 years and will be a huge asset for Gulfstream, and Coastal Pines Technical College is ready to provide ongoing credit and non-credit training needed by Gulfstream as they continue to train their local workforce.”
“Gulfstream’s employees are world class, and the Quick Start program here in Glynn County has played a key role in our workforce development efforts,” said Ron Aldrich, general manager, Gulfstream Brunswick. “The essential training provided by Quick Start will accelerate our new employees’ operational knowledge and dramatically reduce their learning curve. We look forward to our continued partnership in growing jobs in Georgia.”
About Georgia Quick Start
Quick Start is Georgia’s internationally acclaimed economic development program that provides customized workforce training at no cost to qualified new, expanding and existing businesses in Georgia. Since 1967, Quick Start has trained more than one million employees through 6,600 projects with a broad range of industries. For more information, visit www.GeorgiaQuickStart.org.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world’s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 2,200 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958. To meet the diverse transportation needs of the future, Gulfstream offers a comprehensive fleet of aircraft, comprising the Gulfstream G150TM, the Gulfstream G280TM, the Gulfstream G450TM, the Gulfstream G550TM, the Gulfstream G650TM and the Gulfstream G650ERTM. Gulfstream also offers aircraft ownership services via Gulfstream Pre-Owned Aircraft SalesTM. The company employs more than 14,000 people at 12 major locations. We invite you to visit our website for more information and photos of Gulfstream aircraft at www.gulfstream.com.
About Coastal Pines Technical College
As a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, Coastal Pines Technical College offers degree, diploma and certificate programs as well as adult education, English as a second language (ESL) classes and workforce development services. For more information, contact the Golden Isles campus at 1-912-262-4999 or go online to www.coastalpines.edu. Scholarships and financial aid are available.