The Chattooga High School Welding Program has received industry certification.  The credentialing is performed by the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA).

The foundation leads the process of program evaluation to ensure that individual programs meet industry standards in the areas of equipment, teacher qualification, lab specifications, curriculum and industry.

CEFGA is supported by hundreds of leading construction companies, trade associations, including our General Partner, AGC Georgia and other organizations throughout the state. They are the largest NCCER Accredited Training Organization in the state, with more than 70 accredited training and education facilities throughout Georgia. More than 7,000 high school students receive NCCER training each year in accredited programs throughout the state. The foundation delivers direct construction training and placement services through its nationally-recognized Construction Ready and CDL Ready Programs, currently offered at four locations in metro Atlanta. These programs currently train and place more than 300 adult students each year.

Chattooga High School Welding Instructor Jeff Owings will be on hand at the Chattooga County Board of Education Meeting next week, to receive the program certification from the CEFGA.  The board is also expected to recognize Ms. Lisa Hughes for her role in strengthening Chattooga High School’s workforce development efforts.