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.
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.