The mission of the Employee Development Unit (EDU) is to provide job relevant specialized training opportunities for all agency staff. Our efforts will provide professional and personal growth opportunities to GDC team members; and improve GDC team members' abilities to conduct programs and provide services offering offenders the opportunity to become responsible, productive, and law-abiding citizens. Success in meeting the diverse GDC employees' training and development needs is the result of programs that are planned, developed, coordinated, and instructed in a purposeful and cost-efficient way. EDU programs will assist the agency in meeting requirements of state/federal laws, court orders, contractual agreements, certification or recertification requirements, terms and conditions of employment, comply with S.O.P.'s, special orientation needs, or other mandates. The Employee Development Unit is located at State Offices South at Tift College in the Hardin Library.