Community & Business


The focus of Economic Development is to stay abreast of new technology and to implement innovative training that meets diverse and rapidly changing needs of business and industry. Our training qualifies the workforce for business and industry making them successful and profitable.

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Susan Rustin
Economic Development Center
(912) 538-3258
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Southeastern Tech’s Economic Development division promotes and supports the overall mission of Southeastern Tech through community-based extension and outreach services. The program is an avenue for identifying the needs of the communities within Southeastern Tech’s eight-county service area and for pinpointing ways to meet those needs. An overall economic development and community education plan coordinates the delivery of business and industry training programs and the articulation to the community of the services available through the institution.


Continuing Education

Continuing Education courses are developed in response to special educational demands and requests of citizens, professional and business groups, and other organizations. The major role of continuing education is to develop and implement courses for career and professional development and personal interest and enrichment. Continuing Education registration information is printed in a regular class schedule.

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Professional Certification & Licensing Renewals

Many professions today require certification training and testing. Southeastern Tech’s Economic Development division can provide timely training and certification testing to keep your professional work credentials current.

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Customized Training

Training is provided to local companies in order to update the work skills of employees. Retraining to accommodate new technology or world-class manufacturing methods introduced into the workplace is also available.

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Services for Businesses

Southeastern Tech offers its entrepreneurial students and small business owners within the community assistance with small business start-up and expansion. We also provide resources for retraining tax credits.

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Quick Start

Quick Start offers quality training as an incentive to new businesses in our service area. Existing industries undergoing major expansion may also qualify. It offers customized technical training, instructor training, instructional and media development, training materials and equipment, and facilities for training.

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Facility Rental - Conference and Catering

We have a variety of modern training facilities to conduct training, as well as catering kitchens, labs, classrooms and conference spaces to accommodate and host your next event.

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The ServSafe® program provides food safety training, exams, and educational materials to foodservice managers. Students can earn the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification, accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-Conference for Food Protection (CFP).

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