If Monroe locals want an education in fields that will never run out of demand they need look no further than the Georgia Utility Training Academy. This advanced teaching facility provides training in a number of areas, all geared towards educating contractors in how to work on municipal utilities. Courses in water, gas, fire control, wastewater, and more are all available at the academy. The academy's four-and-a-half-acre training area contains a mock neighborhood so students can test their skills in the most realistic setting possible, exiting the academy ready to lead the way in their fields.
Monroe Art Guild
Monroe locals are provided with plenty of exposure to the arts thanks to the Monroe Art Guild. The guild was formed after a group of local artists banded together to raise money for the community after a terrible storm did heavy damage to downtown Monroe. After this initial effort, they decided to continue working together to make a space for the arts, setting up shop in the old downtown post office. The guild puts on gallery shows for public viewing, maintains a beautiful sculpture garden, and also offers a variety of classes so community members can learn to create their own art.