In fall of 2019, AGC Georgia’s regional Workforce Development Alliances will host Skills Challenges in Augusta, Cedartown, Gainesville, Macon and Moultrie. These five events offer the opportunity for nearly 500 students to compete, representing over 70 high schools, in broadcast news production, blueprint reading, cabinet making, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, masonry, welding, A/V production and TeamWorks. (Click on video to right to see highlights)
Several AGC Georgia member firms devote hundreds of hours to make these member-driven challenges a huge success. Each of these events help prepare students who compete in their regional SkillsUSA events during January of every year. Winners of the regional events move on to the state SkillsUSA competitions held each 2019 at the Georgia World Congress Center.
In 2019, 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.