CEFGA has graduated its first Construction Ready class – 13 students – in Augusta, with 100 percent of those graduates matched with jobs in the construction and skilled trades workforce.
A massive collaborative effort throughout the construction industry and academia ensured the success of a hands-on remote version of the SkillsUSA State Championships.
Twenty-seven students and 13 industry partners participated in a Trades Fair and Skills Showcase hosted by Broad River College and Career Academy at Madison County High School on March 24.
CEFGA is expanding its Construction Ready training program to new sites in Augusta, Savannah, Macon and Columbus, plus another suburban Atlanta site, in Gwinnett County.
While Covid-19 forced many businesses, schools and other organizations to close around the country in 2020, Miles Terry was able to continue the job he had grown to love. A carpenter with the Bibb County School District in Macon, Miles and his co-workers worked right through the shutdown, adapting facilities throughout the district to safely accommodate […]
AT&T has contributed $150,000 CEFGA to support the organization’s Construction Ready program. The contribution will allow the program to expand its presence in metro Atlanta, to provide additional training and create career paths and economic empowerment opportunities for Atlantans in construction and the skilled trades.
Gov. Kemp Announces Governors Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Funding To Support Construction Ready Program
CEFGA is a recipient of the State of Georgia’s first allocation of Governors Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funding as part of the CARES Act. In an August 18 announcement, Governor Brian P. Kemp said the funding will work to support workforce training, broadband and connectivity extensions, mental health services, childcare, and tech innovation as instructors […]
AT&T Provides Empowerment Opportunities to Drive Economic Mobility and Social Equity with #BelieveAtlantaSM Initiative
Focused on workforce development, access to educational opportunities, resources for small businesses, career placement and financial literacy, through its Believe Atlanta campaign, AT&T is contributing $500,000 to the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA), Per Scholas Atlanta, the Village Market and On the Rise Financial Center (OTRFC).
CEFGA honored 11 individuals and companies in its Second Annual Craft Pro Champion Awards Program, with winners announced via Zoom on July 30, 2020. The Craft Pro Champion Awards lift up field-level employees, and companies who are investing in those employees, in the effort to overcome the ongoing labor shortage.
CEFGA has honored 110 construction and metals teachers throughout Georgia with the Construction Workforce Impact Awards. The new Impact Awards program is designed to ensure that all students have an equal opportunity to thrive in construction education and careers.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.