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CEFGA Now Offering Online Construction Education and Job Placement for Georgia’s High School Students


CEFGA is working with teachers across Georgia to create virtual training tools that allow teachers to continue to teach construction education to their students while in quarantine at home.

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Helping our Heroes: A COVID-19 Update from CEFGA


At CEFGA, now more than ever, we are looking for ‘the helpers’ and finding ways to help them.

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CEFGA Announces $5.7 Million Commitment to Address Skills Gap


The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, The Home Depot Foundation and The Marcus Foundation Create First Joint Partnership to Introduce the Next Generation to the Skilled Trades

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CEFGA, Sweetwater Mission Partner to Expand Construction Ready Impact


Sweetwater Mission recently began a partnership with CEFGA to help provide candidates for Construction Ready training, and ultimately to host Construction Ready classes at a new training facility at its Austell, Georgia home.

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Construction Ready PLUS Class Projects Benefit Local Communities


CEFGA’s Construction Ready PLUS classes are gaining valuable hands-on experience while helping local communities as well. In February 2020, Construction Ready PLUS Group 3 built an 8×8 storage shed for the Boys and Girls Club’s Partners in Action for Healthy Living in Decatur.

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Help Wanted: As Georgia’s Economy Grows, Businesses Grapple with a Workforce Shortage


As the state economy continues to grow, industry leaders are wrestling with questions of how to attract qualified candidates from a tight labor pool, and how to grow this pool for the future. CEFGA President and CEO Scott Shelar weighs in on the issue from the construction industry perspective.

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Fixing the Workforce Pipeline


CEFGA is on the frontlines in the fight to ensure a skilled pipeline of construction workers is available in Georgia. Parrish Walton of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) speaks with Zach Fields on what CEFGA is doing to fight the skilled workforce gap. Watch Here >

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Construction Ready Graduates Are Rising Up on Atlanta’s Westside


It’s a sleepy June morning on the Westside of Atlanta. But on this day, a dozen students are up, some before the sun, ready to start a new chapter of their lives. Today is the first day of Construction Ready. For several years, the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia has offered the free, 20-day program […]

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Construction Ready Job Program Changes Lives in Atlanta


In 2014, when Ian Miller heard about the Construction Ready program at Westside Works in Atlanta, he thought it was a “money ploy” to get grants to support its own staff, rather than train participants for entry-level jobs. “I was skeptical,” says the 29-year-old Miller, a 2014 Construction Ready graduate and field engineer with Holder […]

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