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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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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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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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Mercedes-Benz Stadium Helps Lift the Fortunes of Its Westside Neighbors


It’s 8:30 in the morning and already Frank Fernandez carries the energy of a man running behind schedule. Hovering over his laptop in a coffee shop he forgoes the available stool behind him, as if sitting might somehow slow him down. He’s on a call while he works his touch pad, awaiting his drip coffee. […]

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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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