Construction Education Foundation of Georgia
CEFGA’s CareerExpo/Skills USA Event – A Hands-on Approach to Connecting
Talent with Industry. (see photos from this event)
While your typical career fair may consist of handouts and trinkets, at CEFGA’s annual CareerExpo event, that is a not the major draw for the students. This is an event where you can see and, in some cases, experience first hand the types of jobs that are available to you in the construction industry.
In the middle of the CareerExpo activities, there are also students participating in the Skills USA competitions. There are nearly 30 competitions which range from painting to plumbing to architectural design.
Since 2008, GEICC has been involved with the CareerExpo as an outreach to our future workforce. The intent is to get you excited about a career in energy or energy related construction. GEICC Member companies from the electric utility sector, industrial construction and education collaborate to provide students from across the state of Georgia with opportunities to see first hand what types of jobs are available within the electric utility and industrial construction industries.
CEFGA partners with construction companies, trade associations, the Technical College System of Georgia, and the Georgia Department of Education to support training programs and encourage students to pursue careers in construction.
To learn more about CEFGA, please visit their web site at: http://www.cefga.org
To learn more about SkillsUSA, please visit their web site at: http://www.skillsusa.org