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