Over 1 million craft professionals are needed in the next 4 years.
Sheridan Construction believes in providing exposure to young people everywhere so they can begin to consider training for skilled trades.
Sheridan Construction is a proud supporter of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Georgia and its efforts to address the critical workforce shortage the construction industry faces for the future.
The AGC’s efforts focus on two primary areas:
- Initiatives that encourage, educate and expose students in elementary, middle or high school to the multitude of career opportunities in construction, and
- Initiatives that help prepare young people for their first jobs in the industry, either through craft training, technical school training, apprenticeship programs, or two and four-year college programs.
Sheridan Construction partners with AGC Georgia and Swofford Construction every year to host the Central Georgia and Southern Crescent Skills Challenge event.
This is one of five such events that AGC Georgia coordinates across the state to offer nearly 500 students representing more than 70 high schools the opportunity to compete in broadcast news production, blueprint reading, cabinet making, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, masonry, welding, A/V production, and TeamWorks.
The 2019 Central Georgia and Southern Crescent Skills Challenge event was held in Macon, GA, at the Farmer’s Market. To see a list of participating schools and winners from the 2019 event, please visit the event website.
Planning is underway for the 2020 Central Georgia and Southern Crescent Skills Challenge event. Please contact us at (478) 743-1578 or [email protected] if you would like to sponsor or volunteer.
Sheridan Construction provides ongoing industry support to area high school construction education programs.
We regularly invite students to visit our job sites. This gives the students an opportunity to see an active construction project and time to interact with our project managers, job superintendents, and trade contractors in the field.
As part of our fundraising efforts in partnership with the AGC, we make financial contributions to area high school construction programs to aid them in purchasing supplies and materials for student projects.
In addition to financial contributions, we regularly donate extra materials such as bricks and lumber to local high school construction programs to further support their students in developing much-needed industry trade skills.
Requests for job site tours and other workforce development questions can be directed to [email protected].
Sheridan Construction is proud to support the Central Georgia T.E.S.T (Technology, Engineering and Skilled Trades) Academy.
The T.E.S.T. Academy is a three-day 18-hour academy that seeks to expose young adults to different aspects of the skilled trades and engineering industries. Through a partnership with industry experts, these young adults participate in hands-on activities focused on the many responsibilities of Architects, Design Engineers, Electricians/Technicians, Construction Workers, General and Building Contractors, and HVAC Technicians and Plumbers.
There is a general concern among trade professionals that Central Georgia lacks a pool of qualified talent available to join these specific industries.
Nearly 600 Central Georgia students have indicated an interest in some type of engineering and/or skilled trades profession. Data also suggests that jobs such as Electrical Engineering, Electrician Contracting, HVAC Contracting, Construction, Carpentry, and Design Engineering are among the most popular career interests. The T.E.S.T. Academy hopes to bridge the gap by connecting these industry employers with work-ready employees in the Central Georgia area.
The 2019 T.E.S.T. Academy was held on October 8-10, 2019 at the Central Georgia Technical College Macon Campus. Approximately 260 Central Georgia middle and high school students participated in the inaugural event. Students designed and built birdhouses as their hands-on project.