Additional Press

CEFGA Announces $5.7 Million Commitment to Address Skills Gap

03/09/2020

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

03/06/2020

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

03/05/2020

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

10/09/2019

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

09/04/2018

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

10/02/2017

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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