ProgramsThe CGIA Endorsement Program identifies those industrial construction training programs throughout the Central Gulf Coast region which are training at or above industry standards. Participating schools will either receive an endorsement from CGIA at the Gold, Silver or Bronze level, or the opportunity to improve their program in order to aim for a future endorsement.

There are countless benefits to being a CGIA endorsed school, including access to guest speakers, industrial facility tours and being highlighted in our “School Spotlight” posts on CGIA’s social media pages. Endorsed programs even have the upper hand when it comes to graduate placement, as our schools’ qualified candidates are posted to the CGIA Member’s Only Job Board, where employers have direct access to that valuable information.

If you represent an industrial training program in the Central Gulf Coast region and would like to apply for the CGIA Endorsement Program, please contact us at

Interested in learning more about our endorsed schools? Please visit our Members Only page.

We are always in need of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for our Endorsement Program Reviews throughout the Central Gulf Region. Click here to learn more about our Endorsement Program