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CGIA General Membership Meeting- Aug. 21, 2014
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Haley Barbour Maritime Training Center
1000 Jerry St. Pe' Highway
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:
For more information on ways to become involved, please click on our GET INVOLVED page.
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT:
CGIA is poised to play a critical role for industry all along the central gulf. We are aggressively engaged in the creation of new workforce development programs and in helping to be a central coordination and deployment point for best practices in workforce development in our region. With your help, we will play a major role in upgrading the skills of the existing workforce and in recruiting and developing a new generation of industrial and craft professionals.
Our twice per year wage surveys continue to be a valuable tool and an important member benefit. The recent CGIA General Membership Meeting had an outstanding lineup of industry expert speakers and almost 150 industry leaders in attendance.
Our Website has been completely revamped and is being positioned as the “go to” information and best practice source for owners, contractors, and industry stakeholders.
CGIA is focused on adding value to our members’ businesses, has great energy and momentum, and is growing.
We look forward to your participation in 2014.
The Central Gulf Industrial Alliance (CGIA) provides a forum for users of craft labor to:
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.