Georgia Skilled Trades

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The future of our state depends on the next generation of skilled laborers. Our mission is to educate our youth to let them know that construction trades aren’t a burden or a last resort—they’re a well-paying, widely respected, honorable way to make a living.
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Want to take the next step toward a career in construction? Registering with Go Build can help you find out more information about trades, careers, schools, apprenticeships, job opportunities and more. Click here to register.

High School Teams

High School is a crucial time for young people when it comes to planning for the future. That’s why it’s important to get involved with a High School Team and educate students on how they can earn a living without a four-year degree. View Participating Schools.

Corporate Sponsors

The Go Build Georgia Foundation, a partnership with the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development, was established to support Go Build Georgia programming through television, print, online, social media and event coverage. The Go Build Georgia program is not a successful solution if people are not aware of the skilled labor gap problem in the first place. As the initiative continues to create awareness of the issue and dispel misconceptions about the trade through funds provided by our corporate sponsors, the Go Build Georgia brand will change the workforce in our state, ultimately bettering the economy for our growing businesses. Through funding, Go Build Georgia implements targeted marketing to connect with the program’s specific audiences statewide. View Corporate Sponsors.

Partnering Through Education

Classroom learning can provide a head start for students interested in the trades, but the real knowledge comes from hands-on experience. Continued education is critical, and there are more options than a four- year college degree when your end goal requires specific training in an in-demand field, such as the skilled trades. As industry partners with Go Build to provide educational programs such as Go Build Georgia High School Teams and experiential learning opportunities (e.g. apprenticeships, internships, co-ops), it equips you, as industry leaders, with the tools, and employees, for success.

For more information
about High School Teams:

Dr. Karen Curtis
Senior Programs Director
kcurtis@georgia.gov

For more information about the Go Build Georgia Foundation:

Susanne Wallace
Executive Director
Go Build Georgia Foundation
GBFoundation@gmail.com

For more information about training and apprenticeships:

Kristin Laarhoven
Programs Director
klaarhoven@georgia.gov

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