Apprenticeships, film industry worth the educational investment


Jobs were a big topic as two state entities met separately in Glynn County on Monday.

The state Board of Education is in Brunswick this week for its fall retreat. Among the issues the board discussed during Monday’s meeting was finding a way to make sure Georgia’s workforce is prepared for jobs in the state’s bustling film industry.

So just how big is the film business in the state? Georgia Film Academy executive director Jeffrey Stepakoff said Georgia’s film industry was responsible for $242 million in economic activity in 2007. Today, that number is up to $9.5 billion.

See more at The Brunswick News


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