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CEFGA Honors 118 Teachers with Construction Workforce Impact Awards


CEFGA honored 118 teachers in its 2021 Construction Workforce Impact Awards program, with Greg Harrell of Bainbridge High School receiving the $10,000 first prize.

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2021 Craft Pro Champion Awards Celebrate Heroes in the Field


CEFGA honored three companies and 15 individuals – professionals, industry leaders and educators – at the 2021 Craft Pro Champion Awards Breakfast on July 28 at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

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Construction Ready Gwinnett Launch Featured on WSB-TV Channel 2


Construction Ready’s expansion into Gwinnett County recently was the subject of a report on Atlanta’s WSB-TV Channel 2.

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Construction Ready Graduates 10 in First Savannah Class


CEFGA graduated its first Construction Ready class in Savannah on Friday, June 11, with all 10 graduates matched with local employers and ready to begin work immediately.

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Construction Ready Graduates 13 Augusta Residents


CEFGA has graduated its first Construction Ready class – 13 students – in Augusta, with 100 percent of those graduates matched with jobs in the construction and skilled trades workforce.

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Statewide Team Effort Enables Hands-On Remote SkillsUSA State Championships


A massive collaborative effort throughout the construction industry and academia ensured the success of a hands-on remote version of the SkillsUSA State Championships.

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Madison County High Conducts In-House Skills Competition


Twenty-seven students and 13 industry partners participated in a Trades Fair and Skills Showcase hosted by Broad River College and Career Academy at Madison County High School on March 24.

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Construction Ready Launching Five New Training Sites Throughout Georgia


CEFGA is expanding its Construction Ready training program to new sites in Augusta, Savannah, Macon and Columbus, plus another suburban Atlanta site, in Gwinnett County.

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Young Macon Carpenter Continues to Thrive


While Covid-19 forced many businesses, schools and other organizations to close around the country in 2020, Miles Terry was able to continue the job he had grown to love. A carpenter […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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CEFGA Honors 110 Instructors with Construction Workforce Impact Awards


CEFGA has honored 110 construction and metals teachers throughout Georgia with the Construction Workforce Impact Awards. The new Impact Awards program is designed to ensure that all students have an […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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