Economic Development

Lanier Technical College's Economic Development Division serves new, existing, and expanding businesses and industries in Banks, Dawson, Forsyth, Hall, Jackson, Barrow and Lumpkin counties. Economic Development programs range from workshops to needs analysis and customized training. Programs are tailored to meet specific training needs. The certificate programs and workshops offered by Economic Development are designed for individual and workforce enrollment.

Economic Development is also home of the Advanced Manufacturing Training Center (AMTC) and the Manufacturing Development Center Business Incubator (MDCBI). The AMTC provides advanced manufacturing training and support services to manufacturing companies located in the College's seven county service area. The MDCBI provides facilities and assistance to start-up companies to help them succeed and grow.

Advanced Manufacturing Training Center

Located in Building 500 on Lanier Technical College's Oakwood Campus, the AMTC works with industry, government, entrepreneurs and educational institutions developing our area's manufacturing workforce, fostering innovation and increasing job growth.

Staffed by a team of experienced manufacturing professionals, the AMTC offers advanced training robotics, system controls, and other areas related to automation. For additional information contact Tim McDonald at 770-533-6991.

Computer Workshops

Needs of the business industry and the communities are assessed and computer workshops scheduled to meet these needs. Day and evening workshops are offered. Options available include individual enrollment, one-on-one training and customized workshops. Online training is currently offered in many skill areas.

Customized Training

Industry specific or customized training varies from modification of an existing class to needs analysis and course development. Training is conducted on site at the business or industry location or at Lanier Technical College.

Quick Start

Quick Start training is available at no cost for qualifying businesses and industries. The service typically includes a needs analysis, development of a training plan, and the training itself.

Health & Safety Training

American Heart Association training is offered. CPR, First Aid, and instructor certification training as well as agency affiliation are available through our Community Training Center (CTC). Safety or health-related organizations may affiliate. ACLS and PALS courses are offered at our affiliate organizations. Forklift safety training is available specific to an organization's needs.

License Renewal Workshops

License renewal workshops are available in plumbing and electrical. Instructors are industry professionals.

Real Estate Courses

Lanier Technical College provides Georgia Real Estate Commission approved courses in Sales Pre-Licensing, Post-Licensing and Continuing Education courses.

On-line courses

Lanier Technical College's Economic Development Division offers an extensive catalog of on-line continuing education and professional development courses.

Human Resource Development

Workshop topics include Lean, Value Stream Mapping, Training for Supervisors, and Team Training. Workshops and services are not limited to these topics and customized workshops in this area are available.

Maintenance Skills Assessment

This assessment covers 27 electrical and mechanical skills. The assessments are conducted individually and include written and "hands-on" assessments. An individualized training plan is determined for each person. Lanier Technical College provides training in all skill areas.

Industrial Ammonia Refrigeration

Lanier Technical College is home to Georgia's only Industrial Ammonia Refrigeration Training program. The "hands-on, live-systems" training is performed in the College's 6,000 square foot state-of-the-art ammonia refrigeration facility. Training courses include Ammonia for Non-Operators, Operator I, Operator II, Operator III, Process Safety Management/Risk Management, Maintenance and Troubleshooting Ammonia Specific HAZMAT 24 Technician, and HAZMAT Eight (8) Hour Refresher.

All topics are available as customized training options to meet business and industry needs.

For additional information on Economic Development programs, please call 770-533-6990.