AT&T opens Experience Store

BUFORD - Today AT&T opens an Experience Store at 3380 Buford Drive near the Mall of Georgia in Buford.

At 5,700 square feet, the store is about three times larger than conventional AT&T stores and houses the company's product suite under one roof. Centers for each product grouping - entertainment, wireless, music, home connections, gaming and more - are set up around the store that allow prospective customers to test products before buying.

"The store's size has allowed us to staff many more employees," said Clifford Manor, vice president and general manager.

Gwinnett Tech to Provide WIKA work force training

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett Technical College has partnered with WIKA Instrument Corporation to provide training for the company's employees at the Lawrenceville facility. The training will be conducted through the college's Quick Start division.

"WIKA's leadership recognizes the tremendous value of continued employee training and we are proud to support that commitment," said Gwinnett Tech President Sharon Rigsby Bartels.

Quick Start is Georgia's economic development program that provides customized work force training at no cost to qualified new, expanding and existing businesses in Georgia. Since 1967, Quick Start has trained more than 600,000 employees.

"The only assets that appreciate within an organization are employees, everything else depreciates," said Michael Gerster, president of WIKA Instrument Corporation. "We feel that this program is an investment in our work force."

Gwinnett Tech has also provided WIKA training in areas including OSHA, computer training, English as a Second Language, and AutoCAD.