Information age: Central Georgia Technical College President Dr. Ronald Natale, left, and Jackie Turner, head of the school’s Computer Information Systems program
When a new industry – or an expanding one – needs a trained workforce, Georgia’s technical colleges are there to help. The system’s Quick Start Program is a not-so-secret weapon in the state’s economic development arsenal.
A $100 million-plus gift to Emory University in 1979 started the school on a dramatic upward path. Now another gift will continue the transformation, leaders say, and bring the university national recognition.
On and off the campus of GCSU - and it is sometimes difficult to know where the campus ends and the town begins - intellectual capital is a local currency that stimulates life at the school as well as the Milledgeville economy.