Our public schools in Georgia hold the future workforce of the construction industry. With more than 150 skilled trade construction and metals programs, the K12 Pipeline produces graduates ready to work. These programs and instructors are on the front lines of the fight to supply a sustainable skilled trade workforce to the construction industry, as well as delivering unprecedented opportunity to our young people.

CEFGA partners with the Georgia Department of Education to provide support and services to programs statewide. The CEFGA K12 Pipeline seeks to elevate and expand our skilled trade programs statewide in our public school systems.

CEFGA Connect

CEFGA is currently facilitating employment opportunities in the construction industry for students and graduates of the K12 Pipeline and Technical College System of Georgia. We are matching the top young trade talent in our state with industry leaders who are ready to hire!

Georgia Skilled Trade Employment Snapshot

  • Current Craft Labor Employed*: 180,600
  • Craft Labor Demand Through 2019**: 231,026
  • Shortage: 61,168 workers

(Accounts for the JOLT Separation percentage of 4.65% average from Jan/Dec 2015 = 10,742 leaving industry)
*Statewide – 8% industry growth from 2015 to 2016 and an addition of 12,700 construction jobs
**Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Construction Labor Market Analyzer

CEFGA Instructor Awards

  • Instructor of the Year: Matthew White, Statesboro High School “for his exceptional efforts and innovative approaches in advancing the trades, industry advocacy, connecting instructors through technology, and overall service to students.”
  • Pipeline Award: Jeremy Whitaker, Kennesaw Mountain High School “for his efforts in creating career opportunities for his students with an exceptional level of industry engagement and delivery of national credentials.”
  • Leadership Award: Phillip Davis, Golden Isles Career Academy “for exceptional leadership among his peers in advancing the quality, delivery, and innovation of metals education.”

Teacher Resources

Student Resources

Industry Resources

Industry/Education Coordination

Please use the links below to coordinate industry involvement and material needs/skills demonstrations for your programs:

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