Students are the future skilled workers and leaders of our industry. We know that by investing in students today, we will have the workforce and leadership we need tomorrow. CEFGA’s K12 Pipeline Program offers career placement, industry events, scholarships, apprenticeships/internships, and many other resources to help students succeed in the construction industry.
CEFGA partners with teachers, employers and schools to provide meaningful careers and training to our youth, ensuring success from the classroom straight to a career in the construction industry. CEFGA creates these opportunities through events that connect students with employers and training opportunities in our local communities. Whether our Georgia students need training, certifications or help with career path guidance, we offer placement specialists to connect the top young trade talent with industry leaders offering professional careers in the construction industry.
SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers, high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives working together to ensure America has a skilled work force.
Upcoming Industry Events for Students & Teachers
Our partners want to help Georgia Students pursue their dreams in construction skilled trade professional careers and proudly offer scholarships to students , ensuring the next generation of skilled trade professionals have the brightest future.
- AGC Scholarship
- CareerSafe Scholarship
- Skills USA Scholarships
- Capital City Electrical Services
- Mike Rowe Works Foundation
Internships & Additional Training Opportunities
CEFGA places a very high value on professional training. The best way for our youth to receive professional training while still in school is through work-based learning programs offered through our school systems. These programs are partnered with industry leaders to ensure our students get relevant training. Georgia’s students can receive real world experience in skilled trades and receive school credit for these internships and apprenticeships, whether they are in school or have already graduated. Students may want to further their skills in the construction industry through specialized craft education or additional Career, Technical and Agricultural (CTAE) courses. Here are some programs that offer training.
- Atlanta Electrical Contractors Association
- ACE Electric, Inc. (email email@example.com)
- Independent Electrical Contractors
- Mechanical Trades Institute
- Georgia’s Career, Technical and Agricultural Division (CTAE) for additional courses
- Technical College System of Georgia
The Work-Based Learning Program
Work-Based Learning includes an agreement between the employer and the student and school system.
This TRAINING AGREEMENT as a minimum requires the following:
- Development of a detailed training plan of competencies to be learned on the job and specifically what tasks student will perform on the job.
- Commitment to allow the student to work enough hours each week to earn their course credit.
- Periodic evaluations of employability skills and progress toward improvement at performing the competencies on the training plan.
- Adherence to all State and Federal labor laws and regulations for working with youth.
There are several categories under the Work-Based Learning umbrella:
Youth Apprenticeship Program (YAP) requires training specific to a post-secondary credential that the employer and student is committed to.
Internship requires the student to have completed at least one unit in high school related to the occupational area of the job placement.
Cooperative Education (COOP) allows the student to be on a Work-Based Learning placement at the same time they are taking the related class.
Employability Skill Development (ESD) focuses specifically on an application of employability skills at the job site where the student may not have completed the appropriately related coursework.
Other Student Resources:
- Check out Build Your Future for more information about student opportunities for careers in construction.
- Georgia Highway’s Fastlane to Jobs
Are you interested in partnering with CEFGA as an employer, educator or job-seeker? Contact Us.
K12 Student Quotes
“During the course this year, I have learned many things that will benefit me later in my life. For example, when I go apply for a job, I will know how to write a resume. I have learned good listening and communication skills and have also practiced how to use circular saws, chisels, and pneumatic nail guns. I think this class will be helpful to me during my lifetime.”
—Jose Rojas: Class of 2018
“I feel that this class has helped me to gain knowledge about how to get jobs. The modules we’ve done have helped me gain responsibility because this is a self-paced class.”
—Jacari Harris: Class of 2015
“In this course I have learned about new tools and how to use them. I’ve learned how much safety is very important in the construction business. I’ve learned better communication such as maintaining eye contact when others are talking to you.”
—Tallion Griggs: Class of 2016