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CGIA/SAWDC Workforce Development Training Programs Endorsement Review
The Central Gulf Industrial Alliance, in partnership with the Southwest Alabama Workforce Development Council, has completed its review of 7 workforce development training programs at 4 local community colleges.
This review process has allowed CGIA staff and CGIA-member Subject Matter Experts to share best practices, identify any challenges or needs a program may have, and act as liaisons between the individual schools, the Alabama Departments of Secondary and Postsecondary Education, business and industry.
There are numerous ways in which CGIA members can assist these programs and get involved. The greatest needs include:
- Participation from CGIA members on a program's Advisory Committee, which works to oversee a program's curriculum, tools/equipment list, and assists in placing graduating students into construction craft professional careers.
- Providing students the opportunity for "real-world" knowledge. This can come in the form of being a guest speaker for a class, allowing students to take a tour of a facility/plant, or even developing an internship/job shadow program.
For more information on ways to become involved, please click on our GET INVOLVED page.
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The Central Gulf Industrial Alliance (CGIA) provides a forum for users of craft labor to:
- Share & report labor demand and supply forecasts
- Enhance the skills and availability of labor
- Improve industry performance by developing, sharing, promoting best practices in the areas of workforce development
An active business alliance along the Gulf Coast from West Florida to Louisiana, CGIA boasts an involved membership of owner companies with significant industrial construction projects and industrial contractors that provide maintenance and construction labor.
To improve industry performance by developing, sharing, and promoting best practices in the areas of workforce development, work safety, quality, and productivity.
To be the Center of Excellence for knowledge that will help all regional users, both owners and contractors, with workforce development issues.
To collaborate, cooperate, and continuously improve in matters related to industrial craft labor for construction and maintenance.
1. Develop craft labor supply / demand data and projections.
2. Act as the regional voice for craft labor workforce development efforts.
3. Promote regional creative solutions to minimize the labor in-balances.
MOST REQUESTED CGIA DOCUMENTS/PRESENTATIONS
Joe Robison, President, Chevron
Eddie Clayton, Vice President, Southern Company
Nik Budney, Gulf Power
Mark Scott, Ingalls
Dwane Brumfield, Taminco
Mike Charlton, Chevron
Bonnie Tully, Evonik
Jill Vinson, SSAB
Woody Burke, SSAB