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Recent News

  • Student Spotlight

    This month, we would like to recognize Rebecca Cocker as the first ever Go Build Georgia Student Spotlight for the month of March! As high school student at Central Education Center (CEC) in Newnan, Rebecca is an outstanding young lady … Continue reading →

  • Society Benefits from the Innovation of Engineering

    Did you realize, the car you drive or the bus you ride to school was all designed by an engineer. This skilled trade offers more than the typical four year college diploma with the potential to earn back your college … Continue reading →

  • 2 Atlanta-area schools named “Top Schools for Construction Management”

    Nov. 6, 2013 Carla Caldwell of the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports: Two Atlanta-area schools are named to a Top 10 list of “Top Schools for Construction Management Degrees” compiled by Rock & Dirt, a blog serving the construction equipment industry. Rock & … Continue reading →

  • Skilled Trades: More than a Man’s World

    Imagine someone wearing a hardhat and work boots with a hammer in hand. If the person you thought of is a woman, chances are you’re in the minority. It’s no secret that careers in skilled trades are male-dominated. At present, … Continue reading →

  • With a Little MAGIC, Girls Find a Career Path to Construction

    Go Build Georgia is proud to work with Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) to provide the necessary resources  for citizens to succeed in the skilled trades, ultimately strengthening Georgia’s workforce and the economy.  [IEC Press Release] Atlanta, GA –August 29, 2013 … Continue reading →

  • Skilled Trade Boom Brings Jobs

    In life, it often seems that the good ones are out of reach—the best articles of clothing, the best table at a restaurant and the best jobs. We can’t answer for the other three, but can say for certain that … Continue reading →

  • The Governor’s Office of Workforce Development partners with the Department of Juvenile Justice to offer juvenile offenders “RESPECT”

    The Governor’s Office of Workforce Development (GOWD) is partnering with the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) to offer young offenders a fresh start through the “RESPECT” (Re-Entry Skills Preparation and Education Career Training) program. “As young people prepare to … Continue reading →

  • Discovery Center Helps Kids Discover Financial Futures

    Imagine a world where middle school students run everything – run to the bank and pay the bills, purchase products for their households, fly in and out to make meetings at the airport. Sound a little scary? It doesn’t have … Continue reading →

  • The Governor’s Office of Workforce Development partners with Junior Achievement for Discovery Center’s grand opening

    Yesterday Blake Ashbee, executive director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development (GOWD), was an honored partner at the grand opening of the Junior Achievement Chick-fil-A Foundation Discovery Center which took place at the Georgia World Congress Center. Following four … Continue reading →

  • Go Build Georgia Honored with “Be A Part” Award

    “American Made Movie” presents award to the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development  Yesterday, the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development (GOWD) was presented with the “Be A Part” award from the “American Made Movie” team, recognizing Go Build Georgia’s commitment to … Continue reading →