The High Demand Career Initiative (HDCI) was launched in 2014. Governor Nathan Deal described the initiative as an opportunity “to allow [Georgia] to hear directly from employers of our state about what they expect their future talent needs will be, and it will give our institutions of education the chance to get ahead of the curve in preparing tomorrow’s workforce.” HDCI is a continuation of the Georgia Competitiveness Initiative, an effort that helped make Georgia the number one state in the nation in which to do business for five consecutive years.

Contact Us

About HDCI

During the first two years of HDCI, the primary focus of the initiative was to engage the private sector by collecting information about their present and future workforce needs.

View About HDCI

HDCI Report

High Demand Career Initiative Report

View HDCI Report

HDCI Successes

Throughout 2014 & 2015, the HDCI team learned a great deal about the workforce needs of the private sector in Georgia. Business owners expressed their need for trained and reliable workers that are ready to hit the ground running and contribute to business growth. Since the start of this initiative, many strides have been made…

View HDCI Successes

HDCI Occupations List

The HDCI Occupations List has been compiled using a combination of labor market data, employer feedback, and collaboration with strategic partners. This list represents the occupations in each of Georgia’s key industries that are in-demand, pay an above-average entry-level wage, and are considered strong options for pursuing a successful career in Georgia. These occupations are…

View HDCI Occupations List

Industry Task Force

The HDCI team is utilizing the information that has been gathered to develop and manage industry-specific task forces. These task forces are composed of business representatives and key stakeholders from each industry. The purpose of each task force will be to analyze the current situation and future expectations (identifying acute workforce needs) and to develop…

View Industry Task Force