Workforce & Talent

The Chattahoochee Valley has the talent  manufacturing companies need. From high school students being trained in STEM, to graduates of Georgia Tech and Columbus State, to veterans transitioning to civilian life  from Fort Moore.

New Workforce Development Programs

CHIPS4CHIPS has brought together more than 20 Georgia and Alabama top-tier research universities, regional universities, HBCUs, community colleges, technical colleges, and K-12 schools to ensure a workforce prepared for jobs in the semiconductor industry, advanced packaging, and manufacturing operations.

  • Middle school students from Muscogee County attended a newly-created 3-day CHIPS Camp co-hosted by Georgia Tech, Columbus State, and Columbus Tech, with a second round of camps to be held this summer. A partnership with Randstad’s Talent Development Program is focused on finding and developing high-quality tech talent to build the Columbus region’s STEM workforce.
  • The Chattahoochee Valley Fab Lab, in development now, will provide a simulative environment that fast-tracks industry-focused training for adults and students, ensuring residents are prepared for careers in chip manufacturing.

Partnership with Georgia Tech 

CHIPS4CHIPS has developed a  transformational relationship with Georgia Tech to leverage the  university’s position as a leader in  semiconductor-related education,  workforce development and research.

New Technology 

Columbus State created a GIS  mapping tool to scout for sites  conducive to semiconductor training for adults and students,  ensuring residents are prepared  for careers in chip manufacturing. The tool has since  been expanded to include mapping  of other regional assets. 

The Southern Regional Education  Board developed an interactive asset  map that highlights the Georgia and  Alabama workforce profile.

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