In November 2018, AGC Georgia’s regional Workforce Development Alliances hosted Skills Challenges in Augusta, Gainesville, Griffin and Moultrie. These four events offered the opportunity for more than 420 students to compete, representing 64 high schools, in broadcast news production, blueprint reading, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, masonry, welding, A/V production and TeamWorks. (Click on video to right to see highlights)
Several AGC Georgia member firms devoted hundreds of hours to make these member-driven challenges a huge success. Each of these events helped prepare students who to compete in their regional SkillsUSA event in January 2019. Winners of the regional events will move on to the state SkillsUSA competitions in March 2019 at the Georgia International Convention Center.
Overall, the skills challenges drew nearly 1,000 student observers and dozens of influencers. Contributions made to the AGC Georgia Foundation by industry firms help make these events a huge success.