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This Course Is Free And It Comes With 95 Percent Job Placement

Construction workers are in demand, and if you don't have the skills needed for entry level work, here's one (free) way of getting them.

Construction workers are in demand all across the nation, and especially so in the Atlanta metro.

Aerotropolis Atlanta knows this all too well, which is why it’s partnering with WorkSource Georgia affiliates to host a 4-week Construction Ready boot camp on the south side of Atlanta.

There are only 20 spots available for each course, and YOU MUST ATTEND an informational session to be qualified. These sessions are happening NOW. I repeat… you MUST ATTEND one of these sessions in order to enroll in the program.

420 Valley Hill Road SW, Riverdale, Georgia:

  • July 11, 2017: 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • July 14, 2017: 10:00am -12:00pm

4055 Flat Shoals Road, Union City, Georgia:

  • July 12, 2017: 10:30am-12:30pm

The deadline for applications is July 20th. The program itself begins July 31st and runs for four weeks going from 8:00am-5:00pm every day.

I spoke with Shelley Lamar, the executive director of the Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance about the program. For more information on the program and to learn more about Aerotropolis, check out their website here.

Why was this program created?

The construction industry got together a few years ago and decided to train folks in the metro area. They developed an organization called the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA) to create the curriculum and figure out how to administer it. They decided to an entry-level construction-training program to get people ready to enter the construction workforce. There’s a shortage of construction workers. There’s a shortage nationally, not just Atlanta.

They developed the organization and the training program, which trains students on safety and how to handle tools, basically making them ready for entry-level positions in the industry.

What is Aerotropolis?

Aerotropolis is taking the airport as the center of your world. Our airport is the biggest economic generator for the state and the Southeast. We need to build around it responsibly. In many other countries the area around the airport is the most important area.

Aerotropolis is an economic development tool that has spread across the country where you take the airport and capitalize on it by building around the airport. We want folks that live around the airport to be prepared for the jobs needed to sustain the building planned for the airports’ surrounding area.

We have lots of construction around here so we should be able to get folks good jobs in the industry. So we partnered with CEFGA to start this program. Impact Church is hosting the class. It’s 4 weeks of intensive training. CEFGA already works with employer to make sure there are jobs available for these students. IN fact, in week 3 they start interviewing with employers. CEFGA is currently running around a 95-96% placement rate, so they’ve been pretty darned successful. 

What does the program do for its students?

The program includes five certifications upon completion, ensuring all graduates are qualified for entry-level construction work.

Why should people be interested in this program?

Want a career? Are you looking for a career? This is your entry-level. This is your opportunity to start a career that has unlimited amount of opportunity moving forward.  

Eligibility Requirements:

  • State ID
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of Residency
  • Resume
  • Pass Drug Screen/Criminal Background Check (Background Friendly)
  • At least 18-years-old
  • Physically fit Able to lift 50 pounds
Parrish Walton

Parrish Walton is a communications specialist with the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD). He is the primary author of the Georgia@Work blog, which aims to educate Georgia citizens on all of the great things done by the Workforce Division within GDEcD. Parrish is a proud product of the public school system of... more