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AT&T Makes $150,000 Contribution to Construction Ready Program


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.

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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 […]

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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).

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CEFGA Names Craft Pro Champion Award Winners


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.

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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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