Our public schools in Georgia have over 150 skilled trade construction and metals programs with 17,000+ enrolled. These programs and instructors are on the front lines of the fight to supply a sustainable skilled trade workforce and connecting young people to great career opportunities in the field.

CEFGA partners with the Georgia Department of Education to provide support and services to programs statewide. The CEFGA K12 Pipeline seeks to elevate and expand our skilled trade programs statewide in our public school systems.

2018 GA CareerExpo – Hiring Fair:

As part of the 2018 GA CareerExpo, we are hosting a state-wide hiring fair for the 17,000+ students enrolled in the K12 Pipeline and Technical College System of Georgia. This event will match the top young trade talent in our state with industry leaders who are ready to hire!


Georgia Skilled Trade Employment Snapshot:

  • Current Craft Labor Employed*: 180,600
  • Craft Labor Demand Through 2019**: 231,026
  • Shortage: 61,168 workers

(accounts for the JOLT Separation percentage of 4.65% average from Jan/Dec 2015 = 10,742 leaving industry)
*Statewide – 8% industry growth from 2015 to 2016 and an addition of 12,700 construction jobs**Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Construction Labor Market Analyzer


CEFGA Instructor Awards:

  • 2017 Instructor of the Year: Matthew White – Statesboro High School “his exceptional efforts and innovative approaches in advancing the trades, industry advocacy, connecting instructors through technology, and overall service to students.”
  • 2017 Pipeline Award: Jeremy Whitaker – Kennesaw Mountain High School “for his efforts in creating career opportunities for his students with an exceptional level of industry engagement and delivery of national credentials.”
  • 2017 Leadership Award: Phillip Davis – Golden Isles Career Academy “for exceptional leadership among his peers in advancing the quality, delivery, and innovation of metals education.”

Teacher Resources:

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Industry/Education Coordination:

Please use the links below to coordinate industry involvement and material needs/skills demonstrations for your programs:


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