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Georgia Governor's Office Partners with CEFGA for 10th Annual SkillsUSA CareerExpo



March 13, 2014. The Governor’s Office of Workforce Development (the Governor's Office of Workforce Development) is proud to partner with the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA) for the 10th annual CareerExpo this Thursday, March 13 – Friday, March 14 at the Georgia International Convention Center.

“This career expo is an exceptional showcase of Georgia’s talented young people,” said Gov. Nathan Deal. “I applaud the efforts of the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia and SkillsUSA for providing students with firsthand job experience that enhances their education and guides them toward rewarding careers.”

As the largest youth workforce development event in the construction industry, the expo provides students with the opportunity to explore specific career paths and network with SkillsUSAhundreds of organizations and employers across the state. In addition to the exhibits, more than 2,000 high school and technical college students involved with SkillsUSA will compete in leadership and skills competitions that demonstrate their ability to excel in real-world occupations.

“The CareerExpo is an important part of a larger effort we are engaged in to close our state’s skilled labor gap,” said Ben Hames, executive director of the Governor's Office of Workforce Development. “Through Go Build Georgia, the Governor's Office of Workforce Development is proud to partner with these organizations to continue to lay the foundation for securing a skilled workforce in Georgia.”



CEFGA is a not-for-profit education foundation that partners with construction companies and trade associations to support training programs and encourage students to pursue careers in construction. More information may be accessed online at


About SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA helps students discover and grow their career passions. As a nationwide partnership of students, instructors and industry working together, SkillsUSA works to ensure America has a skilled workforce. It helps every student excel. Career and technical education is learning that works for America. For more information, go to  SkillsUSA Georgia is focused on serving high school students involved in Architecture, Construction, Communication, Cosmetology, Public Safety, and Transportation pathways. More information may be accessed online at

Published Date : 3/13/2014

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