It was a full room at Kuts Edge Barbershop on Friday with people wanting to hear what Democratic Governor Candidate Stacey Abrams had to say.
Abrams said she wants to create new jobs across the state and invest in the next generation.
She said she wants to create opportunities for students to use 21st Century technology to help them grow.
Abrams said she will be the “public education governor for Georgia” to help improve public education.
She adds her job program proposes to create 22,000 apprenticeships throughout state of Georgia by 2022.
“Here’s the thing, 22,000 sounds like a lot, but the problem is South Carolina has almost already done it,” she said. “They are half our size and not as strong as Georgia is. But when you finish the apprenticeships, the average salary is $60,00 a year.”
Abrams adds that she’s proposing a $10 million small business financing program.
She said she wants the community to leap forward and grow small businesses. Abrams said small businesses are a large portion of the private sector workforce in Georgia, but they only get a fraction of the investment.
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