The AGC Georgia Skills Challenge series was a big hit in 2021 with over 1,900 student competitors and student observers attending from 80 schools. The series returned to Augusta, Cedartown, Gainesville, Macon and Moultrie with Marietta and Statesboro hosting their first Challenges. The core competitions for the Challenges are Carpentry, Electrical, Masonry, Plumbing, and Welding with Blueprint Reading, Roofing, Fine Furniture/ Woodworking, HVAC, and other disciplines being offered at select Challenges.
The annual events are held in the fourth quarter of each calendar year to prepare students for the regional SkillsUSA events in January. Winners of the regional events move on to the state SkillsUSA competitions held each March at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
Skills Challenge leaders are excited about exponentially growing the number of students who can now learn about careers in construction and show off their SKILLS!
This statewide workforce development program is only made possible through the support of many industry professionals. Along with our regional contractor champions from each event who volunteer hundreds of hours of their time and expertise, we also benefit from the hundreds of thousands of dollars in sponsorships from industry firms across the state who value efforts to grow the construction industry's talent pipeline for generations to come.
During the last Skills Challenge series hundreds of influencers including state legislators, school superintendents, high school counselors, mayors, school board members, and leaders from the Department of Education and Technical College System of Georgia were in attendance.
Please consider getting involved in one or more Skills Challenges for the 2022 series! We invite all industry firms to offer a hands-on exhibitor experience at a Challenge for students, provide sponsorship dollars through our 501c3 foundation, or to have a seasoned professional from your company serve as a competition judge. We are also in need of in-kind donations for materials. Perhaps you have other ways you'd like to connect with the students such as sponsoring the prizes for all of our category winners. The opportunities are endless. Connect with a regional contact or the AGC Georgia team to find a great way for your firm to get involved in this rewarding series.
If you'd like to be included in planning for any of our seven regional events, please reach out to Alyson Abercrombie at 678-298-4106 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.