Workforce

Training Institutions, Educational Attainment, and Target Industry Workforce Stats

Jeff Davis County Regional Workforce Overview

The Jeff Davis County Region offers a lot of benefits for companies that need a solid workforce and a continous supply of skilled talent.  In our target industries of Wood Products, Metal Fabrication, and Advanced Manufacturing, the Region has a concentration of employees that far exceeds National averages.  

The Region has several workforce development institutions that offer specialized degrees (at all levels) and certificate programs that meet the needs of area employers and they can meet your needs as well.  In Jeff Davis County, we’re extremely committed to K-12 in addition to our technical training institutions.  In fact, many of our public school facilities are newly constructed.

Training Institutions

Vocational High School

  • Jeff Davis County High School

Technical Colleges

  • Coastal Pines Technical College
  • Heart of Georgia Technical College
  • Southeastern Technical College
  • Okefenokee Technical College
  • Wiregrass Technical College

Colleges and Universities

  • Georgia Southern University
  • South Georgia State College
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
  • University of Georgia Tifton Campus
  • Brewton-Parker College

Regional Education Attainment

Within 45 minute drive time | View the Education Report

  • Less Than 9th Grade: 13,456 10%
  • 9th Grade to 12th Grade: 15,402 11.5%
  • High School Diploma: 56,307 42.2%
  • Some College: 22,053 16.5%
  • Associate’s Degree: 9,573 7.2%
  • Bachelor’s Degree: 9,983 7.5%
  • Graduate Degree and Higher: 6,800 5.1%

Target Industry Regional Workforce Stats

60 minute drive time | Source: Emsi Q2 2017 Data Set

Detailed wage and availability information for individual occupations within our target industries are available in the Industry Reports: Wood Products, Metal Fabrication, and Advanced Manufacturing.

Forest and Wood Product Industry Workforce

  • 5,572 jobs within this industry.
  • 246% higher job concentration than the national average.
  • $55,600 average earnings in this industry sector which is $1,200 below the national average.  

View the Forest and Wood Product Industry Report >

Metal Fabrication Industry Workforce

  • 1,648 jobs within this industry.
  • 69% higher job concentration than the national average.
  • $52,000 average earnings in this industry sector which is $14,000 below the national average.  

View the Metal Fabrication Industry Report >

Advanced Manufacturing Workforce

  • 5,739 jobs within this industry.
  • 39% higher job concentration than the national average.
  • $49,900 average earnings in this industry sector which is $41,200 below the national average.  

View the Advanced Manufacturing Industry Report >

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