Building our workforce means having distinct processes and a strong support system. For CGIA, workforce development is defined by four pillars of planning and action—Forecast, Recruit, Train, and Employ—that shape and uphold careers in construction throughout our area.

  • Be the primary driver of full utilization of the Construction Market Labor Analyzer (CLMA) in the Central Gulf.
  • Coordinate with other forecasting / labor market analysis efforts in the Central Gulf.
  • Act as the development and validation agency for a single, specific, and regularly produced “of record” supply and demand forecast for the Central Gulf.
  • Promote craft professional recruiting by working closely with and levering exiting national recruiting efforts such and NCCER’s “Build Your Future” campaign and “Go Build Alabama,” as applicable by state.
  • Work with highs schools, parent groups, and student groups to change public perception about careers in construction.
  • Work with state and local governments to change public education policy to more accurately reflect the need for and quality of careers in construction.
  • Gather best practices for recruiting skilled labor in our regions and share.
  • Career Awareness Presentation
  • Identify, audit, and validate existing construction workforce development programs in the Central Gulf.
  • Create a list of “CGIA Endorsed” construction workforce development programs.
  • Learn more about the CGIA Endorsement Program here.
  • Efficiently transition individuals from training programs to meaningful careers in the construction industry via the CGIA GradConnect Initiative.