Welcome to Central Gulf Industrial Alliance

A consortium of business and industry leaders along the Gulf Coast, CGIA is committed to improving industry performance and promoting best practices in the areas of workforce development, work safety and productivity. We are aggressively engaged in the creation of new programs that advance, improve and grow the workforce. 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.

CGIA is focused on adding value to our members’ business as a go-to resource for best practice information, a promoter of creative solutions to labor imbalances, a collaborator for workforce development issues, and a voice to both business owners and contractors.


To improve industry performance in the areas of workforce development, work safety, quality, and productivity.

Member Testimonials

  • “Being a member of CGIA has enabled us to work with multiple schools and programs directly helping us as contractors to find the best programs to recruit from in the Gulf Coast Region.”

    Mark McCord

Upcoming Events

  • CGIA Student/Industry Hiring Conference

    Join us for CGIA’s Student/Industry Hiring Conference at AIDT Maritime Training Center on March 5, 2018. This event will provide a mutually beneficial experience for both students and CGIA member companies! If you are a Student from a CGIA-endorsed program, please click here for details and re...

    March 5 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • CGIA Board Meeting

    CGIA Board meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month via conference call. Face-to-Face meetings are held on a quarterly basis.

    March 14 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Industrial Trades Advisory Council (ITAC) Meeting

    Industrial Trades Advisory Council (ITAC) meetings are held semi-annually in April and October.

    April 5 @ 12:00 am