CEFGA’s CareerExpo/Skills USA Event – A Hands-on Approach to Connecting Talent with Industry.
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 students can see and, in some cases, experience first-hand the types of jobs that are available 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 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 them 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.
We are committed to building a talent pipeline for the construction industry.
We seek to raise the profile of the construction industry and position careers in construction as a top choice for any student pursuing a well-paid, exciting and rewarding professional life.
To learn more about CEFGA, visit: http://www.cefga.org
To learn more about SkillsUSA, visit: http://www.skillsusa.org
Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD)
Formed in March 2006, the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) is a non-profit consortium of electric natural gas and nuclear utilities and their associations – Edison Electric Institute, American Gas Association, Nuclear Energy Institute, and National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. CEWD was formed to help utilities work together to develop solutions to the coming workforce shortage in the utility industry. It is the first partnership between utilities, their associations, contractors, and unions to focus on the need to build a skilled workforce pipeline that will meet future industry needs.
CEWD is teaming with secondary and post-secondary educational institutions and the workforce system to create workable solutions to address the need for a qualified, diverse workforce. CEWD has established a partnership with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. The large contingent of the utility workforce that is represented by the union and the apprenticeship programs that train them are a critical element is the industry solution to workforce issues. In addition, CEWD has partnerships with the Association for Career and Technical Educational, the Energy Providers Coalition for Education, The American Association of Community Colleges, and the National Association of Workforce Boards.
To learn about CEWD, visit: www.cewd.org
Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG)
The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) oversees the state’s technical colleges, adult literacy programs, and a host of economic and workforce development programs. TCSG through the Technical College System of Georgia provides a unified system of technical education, adult education , and customized business and industry training through programs that use the best available technology and offer easy access to lifelong education and training for all adult Georgians and corporate citizens.
The Technical College System of Georgia provides technical, academic and adult education and training focused on building a well-educated, globally competitive workforce for Georgia.
The Technical College System of Georgia will be acknowledged as a world leader in technical education, providing access to student-centered, high-quality affordable postsecondary education and training. We will equip students for success, thereby building literate and economically strong communities and businesses for Georgia.
To learn more about Technical College System of Georgia, visit https://tcsg.edu/.
Technology Student Association Georgia (TSA)
The Technology Student Association fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM); members apply and integrate these concepts through co-curricular activities, competitions, and related programs.
The Technology Student Association’s Motto:
Learning to lead in a technical world
The Technology Student Association’s Creed:
I believe that Technology Education holds an important place in my life in the technical world. I believe there is a need for the development of good attitudes concerning work, tools, materials, experimentation, and processes of industry. Guided by my teachers, artisans from industry, and my own initiative, I will strive to do my best in making my school, community, state, and nation better places in which to live. I will accept the responsibilities that are mine. I will accept the theories that are supported by proper evidence. I will explore on my own for safer, more effective methods of working and living. I will strive to develop a cooperative attitude and will exercise tact and respect for other individuals. Through the work of my hands and mind, I will express my ideas to the best of my ability. I will make it my goal to do better each day the task before me, and to be steadfast in my belief in my God, and my fellow Americans.
For more information on Technology Student Association, visit http://www.tsaweb.org/.