Dalton—Georgia state officials, working with the carpet industry, launched the Fast Track Innovation Program to provide technicians with on-the-job training. The 10-week program—developed by the Northwest Regional Commission, Georgia Northwestern Technical College and Governor’s Office of Workforce Development—is being offered to individuals selected by the companies.
Beaulieu of America, Engineered Floors, LLC, J+J Flooring Group, Mohawk Industries and Shaw Industries are participating. The training will be held over the next 12 months on the college’s Whitfield Murray campus in Dalton. Current equipment requires much more training and sophistication.