Students to compete in a variety of competitions under the guidance of Bowen & Watson, Inc. and Carroll Daniel Construction Company
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The Associated General Contractors of Georgia (AGC Georgia) has joined forces with Bowen & Watson, Inc. and Carroll Daniel Construction Company to host construction students from 16-area high schools for the Northeast Georgia Workforce Development Alliance Skills Challenge. The competitions will be held on Nov. 7, from 8:30 am - 2:15 pm, in Gainesville (Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center, 1855 Calvary Church Road).
Competitions will be held in the following skill categories: blueprint reading, broadcast news production, cabinet making, carpentry, construction career displays, electrical, HVAC, masonry, plumbing, Teamworks and welding.
“This is a great opportunity for high school students who are interested in the general contracting and construction industries to showcase what they’ve learned through a series of skills challenges,” said Mike Dunham, CEO of AGC Georgia. “Beyond inspiring the competitors, we hope to educate and engage students to understand the opportunities within construction and encourage them to consider our industry as a career path.”
Construction students from the following schools plan to compete in the Northeast Skills Challenge: Berkmar High School, Cherokee Bluff High School, Chestatee High School, Flowery Branch High School, Floyd County College and Career Academy, Gainesville High School, Gilmer County High School, R. W. Johnson High School, Lanier College & Career Academy, Lumpkin County High School, Madison County High School, Maxwell High School, North Hall High School, Roswell High School, Stephens County High School and West Hall High School.
Along with the more than 200 competitors who will attend this event, several hundred more students will attend as observers to learn the process in hopes of competing in future years. Local industry companies provide the volunteer judges for each of the skills competitions, as well as the volunteers who offer hands-on activities for student observers. These activities help students become more familiar with specific construction trades.
This event also prepares students who go on to compete in the regional SkillsUSA event in January. Winners of that regional event participate in the state SkillsUSA competition in early March at the Georgia World Congress Center.
For more information about Skills Challenges, please visit www.agcga.org/skills.