Dahlonega, GA

The University of North Georgia to host REED Summit

Amy Cheribelle

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DAHLONEGA, GA- The University of North Georgia will be hosting the Regional Education and Economic Development or REED Summit. This event will be held on September 9 in the Convocation Center on the Dahlonega Campus.

This summit aims to introduce high school, technical college as well as university students to diverse career paths available in their home communities as well as associating them with employers.

Participants can join the career summit by paying a ticket worth $25 for event floor seats. However, Seats in the bleachers will be at no cost and open to UNG faculty, staff s well as students.

Interested people can buy the ticket through this link

Based on the Georgia Department of Labor, there is 3.2 percent of the unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains Area, while there is 4.4 percent in the State.

The Georgia Mountains Area are Banks, Dawson, Towns, Franklin, Hart, Habersham, Hall, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Forsyth, Union, and White counties.

"We don't have enough people to fill the empty positions. We need people in the hospitality services, manufacturing and business sectors. I need every single student at the University of North Georgia (UNG) to finish their degrees and enter the workforce," said Rope Roberts, the community and economic development manager for Georgia Power.

This event will have the theme "North Georgia Serves and Protects" and will focus on government, criminal justice as well as nonprofits. Experts in these areas will discuss developing trends, challenges, job opportunities as well as educational pathways.

John Hancock will become the opening keynote speaker. Since 2018, he is the president and CEO of Junior Achievement (JA) of Georgia.

For more detailed information about REED, visit here

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