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Certified Work Ready Community

Baldwin County has long served as a regional employer, drawing a workforce from four surrounding counties. The Community participates as a Certified Work Ready Community encouraging all citizens to become Work Ready Certified according to ACT standards. The Work Ready employee guarantees skill levels required for employers to quickly transition them into their workforce

Work Ready Information
As part of Georgia’s Work Ready initiative, counties throughout the state have made a commitment to earn Certified Work Ready Community status, a designation showing they have the talented workforce that business demands and the means to drive economic growth and prosperity.Earning Certified Work Ready Community status ensures citizens have the talent necessary to staff existing jobs and to master the innovative technologies new jobs will require in the future. By taking part in the effort, Georgia counties are transforming their economies and giving themselves a competitive advantage in attracting new businesses and jobs. To be designated a Certified Work Ready Community, counties must drive current workers and the available workforce to earn Work Ready Certificates, demonstrate a commitment to improving public high school graduation rates and build community commitment for meeting these goals. Each community has created a team of economic development, government and education partners to meet the certification criteria. Counties are given three years to reach the goals necessary to become a Certified Work Ready Community. Those counties willing to complete the process in 18 months are eligible for state-funded grants and serve as models for the initiative, showcasing successes and best practices for others to follow.


With good work ethics, high productivity, an available labor supply, and reasonable costs Milledgeville makes for the perfect choice for your facility. In addition, Baldwin County offers a top-notch education system from Kindergarten through college.

The mission of the Baldwin County School District is to educate students who will graduate from high school and become contributing members of a global society. Their vision is for the Baldwin County School District to be a system of world-class schools where students acquire the knowledge and skills to be successful as they continue their education and enter the workforce.

Milledgeville also features several choices for higher education such as the award-winning liberal arts university, Georgia College, to the junior college and prep school Georgia Military College. Our technical school, Central Georgia Technical College, up-to-date facilities, competent faculty, and industry-specific equipment to ensure students success post education.