Upcoming Sessions

December 1: Explore the Trades. A look at this organization and the resources it offers for careers in the plumbing, heating, cooling and electrical trades.

December 8: Holder Construction. Discussing apprenticeship, internship and employment opportunities with this Atlanta-based construction management company.

Past 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
Host: Kayleen McCabe
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.

 

September 29: Talking Skilled Trades with HGTV’s Josh Temple
Host: Kayleen McCabe
Guests: 
Josh Temple, “House Crashers,” and Tony Jones, BoysTown
Questions/Followup: Visit boystown.org/tradelife for information on BoysTown; for more information on the skilled trades, text “careerpath” to 31996 or email info@cefga.org.

 

October 6: Discussing the First Joint Partnership to Introduce the Next Generation to the Skilled Trades
Host: Kayleen McCabe
Guest:Ayana Gabriel, The Arthur M Blank Family Foundation
Questions/Followup: Text “careerpath” to 31996 or email info@cefga.org

 

October 13: Visiting with ACTE (Association for Career and Technical Education) on the State and National Levels
Host: Kayleen McCabe
Guests: Jody Reeves, Georgia Association ACTE, and LeAnn Wilson, National ACTE
Questions/Followup: Visit acteonline.org or gacte.org; text “careerpath” to 31996; email info@cefga.org.

 

October 20: Job Site Tour with JE Dunn Construction
Host: Kayleen McCabe
Guest: Paul Telehany, JE Dunn Construction
Questions/Followup: Text “careerpath” to 31996 or email info@cefga.org

 

October 27: CareerSafe (OSHA safety training)
Host: Kayleen McCabe
Guest: Katie George, Director of Educational Services, CareerSafe
Questions/Followup: Visit careersafeonline.com for information on CareerSafe. Interested in a career in the skilled trades? Text “careerpath” to 31996 or email info@cefga.org.

 

November 10: Video Tour of Plant Vogtle
Host: Kayleen McCabe
Guest: Mike McCracken, Southern Nuclear
Questions/Followup: Visit rccllc.us, where Richmond County Constructors is hiring for the Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 nuclear expansion project near Waynesboro, Georgia. For more information on careers in the energy industry and other skilled trade disciplines, text “careerpath” to 31996 or email info@cefga.org.

 

November 10: Georgia Association of Water Professionals
Host: Kayleen McCabe
Guest: Chrissy Rubel and Emily Camp
Questions/Followup: Go to h2opportunity.net to learn more about career paths in water protection. For info on construction careers in general, rext “careerpath” to 31996 or email info@cefga.org.

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