Join Kayleen McCabe, contractor and host of DYI Network’s “Rescue Renovation,” live each Tuesday at noon on CEFGA’s Facebook Page, for discussions with a variety of industry leaders.

If you are interested in being a guest on our Facebook Live event click here.


Upcoming Events

May 11
Dr. Tiffany Barney, Director of Career Academy, Cobb County Schools and Sheron Mason, President, Cobb County Chamber of Commerce

May 18
CEFGA CEO Scott Shelar will turn the tables and interview our host, Kayleen McCabe, to discuss her busy schedule promoting the skilled trades.

Past Events

Previous 2021 events are presented below; for 2020 events, visit our archive page.

May 4: Association for Career and Technical Education
Alisha Hyslop, Senior Director, Public Policy, ACTE
For More Information: Visit; for information on construction careers, text careerpath to 31996.

April 27:
National Association of the Remodeling Industry
Guest: Doug King
For More Information: Visit; email

April 20: McCarthy Building Company
Guest: Greg Willingham
For More Information: Visit

April 13:
Advantages of a Technical College Education
Jason Strickland, Technical College System of Georgia
For More Information: Visit

April 6:
Ready, Set, Skilled
Guest: Kate Cinnamo, Explore the Trades
For More Information: Visit

March 30:
Careers in Architecture
Greg Walker, Houser Walker Architecture
For More Information: Visit

March 23:
Contractors, Closers & Connections
Guest: Chris Maier, Cooper & Co. Construction
For More Information: Visit

March 16: 
Construction Ready Expands Beyond Atlanta
Guest: Van Johnson, Mayor of Savannah
For More Information: Visit

March 9: 
Women in Construction Week
Guest: Brett Henderson, NAWIC Atlanta
For More Information: Visit; email

March 2:
Helping Young Women Power UP for Careers in Construction
Guest: Mittie Cannon, Power UP Inc. and Jay Reed, Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama
For More Information: Visit; email

February 23: 
Harbor Freight Tools for Schools
Guest: Tae Kang, Program Manager, Harbor Freight Prize for Teaching Excellence
For More Information: Visit Applications for the Tools for Schools Contest are accepted from March 24-May 21.

February 16: 
A Sneak Peak into CEFGA’s Webinar for Parents and Students
Guest: Bob Bradley, Mechanical Contractors Association; Tim Elliott, GA Department of Education; Chuck Little, Atlanta Electrical Contractors Association
For More Information:
Email or text careerpath to 31996.


February 9: Scholarship and Financial Aid Opportunities for Georgia Students
Guest: Brad Byant, Vice President, REACH Georgia
For More Information: Visit Georgia Futures, the Georgia Student Finance Commission and REACH Georgia

February 2: 
CEFGA’s Construction Ready Program
Guest: Veda White, Associate Director, Student Success
For More Information: Learn about Construction Ready classes here; learn how to hire Construction Ready graduates here; email Veda White,


January 26: Building Success through Partnerships
Angela Sparks, Marietta City Schools CTAE Advisor
For More Information: Visit; text careerpath to 31996

January 19: 
Transitioning from High School to College or the Job Market
Guest: Brandi Beavers, Dekalb County Post-Secondary Support Specialist
For More Information: Email Brandi Beavers

January 12:
 2021 Education Update
Guests: Scott Stump, Assistant Secretary of CTAE, U.S. Department of Education, and Chelle Travis, Executive Director, SkillsUSA
For More Information: See resources listed in Chat


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