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

  • Machinery Lubrication Technician (MLT) Training Course

    Join our Machinery Lubrication Technician Training Course and become MLT-1 Certified in just 3 days! Attend and you will… • Advance the lubrication knowledge of your reliability team • Gain control over the lubrication process and over your daily equipment reliability routine • Increase ...

    August 21 @ 8:00 am - August 23 @ 4:00 pm
  • CGIA Professional Development Day

    The CGIA Professional Development Day is intended for Industrial Craft Training Instructors and the cost is $15 for all attendees. Please click here to register. Please join us on Tuesday, September 11th for CGIA’s Professional Development Day: Soft/Essential Skills That Pay the Bills hosted b...

    September 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 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.

    September 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm