Tuesday, November 1st, 2022 (SAVANNAH, GA). The Associated General Contractors of Georgia (AGC) will hold its 2nd Annual Southeast Skills Challenge on Wednesday, November 2nd at the Bulloch County Agricultural Complex, check-in starting at 8:30AM with the competitions to commence at 10AM. Through major support from Ace Electric, Inc., West Construction Company and Choate Construction, the event is poised to set the bar high for future workforce development initiatives.
The AGC Skills challenge series allows students to show off their skills, network and learn from professionals in the construction and trade industry. Winners of the regional events move on to the state SkillsUSA competitions held each March at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
The categories that will be competed in at the Statesboro series are as follows:
● Blueprint Reading
● Heavy Equipment Operation
With over 150 students competing in the Southeast Georgia Skills Challenge, and several hundred additional students observing, this competition is ready to educate and engage many young students that will fill much needed roles in our workforce within the construction trades.
Students also benefit from conversations with construction industry professionals who host interactive activities for students to become more familiar with specific construction trades.
“As a host contractor, our team is thrilled to welcome many local students, teachers, spectators, government officials and more to this amazing event that wouldn’t have been achievable without the support of additional sponsoring industry firms,” West Construction Company President Matt West said. “In addition to providing opportunities for competitors, our goal is to educate students on the numerous career paths that exist within the construction industry.”