The Facebook Live discussion series will take a break on Tuesday, September 22 and resume on Tuesday, September 29 with Josh Temple from HGTV’s “House Crashers.” Learn more about Josh here, and go to the CEFGA Facebook page to watch the discussion live, with start time at noon.

Previous Instagram and Facebook Live Sessions

June 16: Pursuing a Career in the Skilled Trades
Host: Kayleen McCabe, Contractor and Host of DYI Network’s “Rescue Renovation”
Guest Speaker: Evan McGee, Field Coordinator, Holder Construction Co.
Questions/Followup: Email k12pipeline@cefga.org

 

June 23: What Can Trade Schools Do for You?
Host: Kayleen McCabe
Guest Speaker: Chuck Little, Human Resources Director, Atlanta Electrical Contractors Association
Questions/Followup: Email Little@atlantaelectrical or info@cefga.org, or text “careerpath” to 31996

 

June 30: Training and Networking: How to Get a Real Job in the Skilled Trades
Host: Kayleen McCabe
Guest Speaker: Jeremy Whitaker, Recruitment & Development Manager, C.W. Matthews Contracting Co.
Questions/Followup: Email jwhitaker@cwmattews.com or info@cefga.org, or text “careerpath” to 31996

 

July 7: Truths and Misconceptions: Careers in the Skilled Trades
Host: Kayleen McCabe
Guest Speaker: Ben McGhee, Plumbing and Mechanical Superintendent, Gold Mech Inc.
Questions/Followup: Visit www.goldmech.com; email info@cefga.org or text “careerpath” to 31996

 

July 14: Careers in the Skilled Trades: It’s Not What You Think!
Host: Kayleen McCabe
Guests: Bob Bradley, Mechanical Contractors Association of Georgia, and Jeff Rogers, Mechanical Trades Institute
Questions/Followup: Email bob.b.mcag@gmail.com or jeff.mti@72jatt.com; text “careerpath” to 31996

 

July 21: How to Make Money While Attending College
Host: Kayleen McCabe
Guests:
 Courtney Moser, Thomson High School CTAE Teacher, and Joe Jibreen, JE Dunn Construction
Questions/Followup: Email info@cefga.org or text “careerpath” to 31996

 

July 28: Building Your Talent Pipeline
Host: Kayleen McCabe
Guests:
Theresa Schroder, Turner Construction Company, and Laura Skellie, JE Dunn Construction
Questions/Followup: Email info@cefga.org or text “careerpath” to 31996

 

August 4: Back to School with SkillsUSA
Host: Kayleen McCabe
Guest: Chelle Travis, Skills USA Executive Director
Questions/Followup: For SkillsUSA information, contact Chelle directly at SkillsUSA’s Ask Chelle page, or visit the homepage at www.skillsusa.org; for information on the skilled trades, text “careerpath” to 31996 or email info@cefga.org.

 

August 18: Be Pro Be Proud Georgia
Host: Kayleen McCabe
Guests: Misti Martin, Cherokee Office of Economic Development, and Scott Callaway, Be Pro Be Proud Georgia
Questions/Followup: Visit beprobeproudga.org/news and click the “Book a Tour Stop” button to schedule a visit to your school from the Be Pro Be Proud bus. For more information on the skilled trades, text “careerpath” to 31996 or email info@cefga.org.

 

August 25: Career Focus – Plumbing and HVAC
Host: Kayleen McCabe
Guest: Jay Cunningham, President and Owner, Superior Plumbing; and Bernie Joerger, Director, Comfort Air Cooling and Heating
Questions/Followup: Visit www.constructionready.us, email info@cefga.org or text “careerpath” to 31996.

 

September 1: Women in the Trades
Host: Kayleen McCabe
Guests: Lisa Willis, National Association of Women in Construction
Questions/Followup: Visit nawicatlanta.org and follow @thatmasonrygirl on Instagram. For more information on the skilled trades, text “careerpath” to 31996 or email info@cefga.org.


September 8:
Talking with Counselors about Your Future
Host: Kayleen McCabe
Guests: Quita Jones, Lowndes Middle School, and Sharmonti Rizer, Wiregrass Technical College
Questions/Followup: Visit wiregrass.edu and wiregrass.edu/academics/apprenticeships. For more information on the skilled trades, text “careerpath” to 31996 or email info@cefga.org.

 

September 15: Catching up with NCCER
Guest: Jennifer Wilkerson, NCCER Senior Director of Innovation and Advancements ;
Questions/Followup: Visit nccer.org and byf.org; for details on the new NCCER Scholarship, click here; for career path information, click here.

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