Georgia Students Learn About Careers in Construction, Design, & Energy at Construction Ready CareerExpo

Staff Report

Thursday, March 16th, 2023

Construction Ready held its annual CareerExpo March 9-10, 2023 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. More than 7000 students from across Georgia attended the Expo, the state’s largest youth workforce development event for the construction industry. The need for skilled workers in the industry remains high and Construction Ready’s mission is to connect students to employers and post-secondary training and education programs. The students explored interactive exhibits that demonstrated the scope of the industry and learned about specific career paths. 

Students were able to meet with industry professionals, trade association representatives and educators from hundreds of organizations across the state including The Home Depot, Georgia Power, Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia. 

The CareerExpo had many hands-on displays that gave students the opportunity to work with industry leaders, equipment and materials. Attendees experienced the sights and sounds of a real construction site. The interactive experience allowed students to learn more about the industry and introduced them to specific career paths. 

“Our goal is to encourage students to explore and pursue careers in construction, design, and energy,” said Scott Shelar, President & CEO of Construction Ready. 

SkillsUSA Competition: CareerExpo 2023 also featured the SkillsUSA State Championship, a competition that allows students to showcase their skills in a number of construction-related disciplines. Winners will represent Georgia at the SkillsUSA Nationals Championship in Atlanta, June 19 - 23, 2023.