The CEFGA CareerExpo links students directly to professionals in the areas of construction, utility contracting, highway contracting, electrical contracting, mechanical contracting, energy, mining and more. The CareerExpo features hands-on displays that allow students to engage with industry leaders, equipment and materials and tap into their unique skills and interests. The event also features the SkillsUSA State Championships, a competition in which students showcase their skills in a number of construction-related disciplines. This combined event has grown steadily over 16 years and moved to a new home at the Georgia World Congress Center in 2020.

2020 CEFGA CareerExpo and SkillsUSA State Championships at a Glance

  • More than 9,000 attendees pre-registered for the March 12-13 event, a new record.
  • More than 6,000 middle schools, high schools, and technical college students were represented in that registration.
  • More than 300 companies were represented, and nearly 200,000 square feet of exhibit and competition space was reserved at the Georgia World Congress Center.
  • The event’s move to the GWCC, the third-largest convention space in the United States, was necessitated by having outgrown its previous home at the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.

Click Here for 2020 Event Report and Photos

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NOTE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, there was no in-person CareerExpo or SkillsUSA State Championships in 2021. 2022 SkillsUSA state competitions will be taking place on February 24-25, and we will look forward to welcoming everyone back for a full CareerExpo in 2023. Click here to read about the Hands-on Remote SkillsUSA State Championships that were held in March 2021 throughout Georgia.

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