Athens Tech offering industry trainings in Wilkes County

Athens Tech offering industry trainings in Wilkes County

Washington, Ga. — Athens Technical College’s division of Economic Development Services is hosting multiple job-ready programs for individuals seeking industry credentials in Washington, Georgia.

Companies with employees needing recertification are also welcome to register.

Course options, dates, times and fees are as follows:

  • AHA First Aid, CPR & AED – May 16, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; $95 registration fee
  • Forklift Operator Safety – May 19, 2023, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; $199 registration fee
  • OSHA 10 General Industry Safety – May 24-25, 2023; $199 registration fee
  • ServSafe Manager Course Review and Test – June 8, 2023, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; cost varies
  • Basic Computer Skills – June 15, 2023, 8 a.m. – noon; $89 registration fee

All trainings will be held at the Washington-Wilkes Career Center at 20 Lexington Avenue.

“These are some of our most requested certifications from individuals and industry professionals,” said Al McCall, Vice President for Economic Development. “We look forward to helping industries in the area ensure their employees are skilled. These are also great entry-level credentials for individuals searching for a new career.”

Additionally, the office will offer driver’s education course from August 21 to September 8 at the Center in the afternoons beginning at 4:30 p.m. The cost of the course, which meets the Joshua’s Law requirements, is $400 and some scholarships may be available.

Call 706-369-5763 to register by phone or to get instructions for registering online. Email questions can be directed to

Athens Technical College hosts numerous non-credit trainings throughout the region. Contact the Economic Development Services division get more details or a quote for customized industry training.

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For more information, please contact Josh Paine, Executive Director of PR & Institutional Advancement at (706) 583-2552 or

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