Workforce Development


GBRIA is dedicated to helping members manage their contract workforce. The processes involved to provide an available, affordable world class competitive workforce are numerous. Check out our Contractor Workforce Development Committee to get involved. Through GBRIA, industry members provide input and steering to the area's High Schools, Community & Technical Colleges, Associated Builders and Contractors Craft Training Center, The Alliance Safety Council, Trade Schools and to other similar associations across the nation. Below are the tools available to help plants manage their contract workforce.

Craft Workforce Development Awards

These awards were begun in 2007 and are offered to help improve skills and promote best practices for craft workforce development in the region.

View more information on our upcoming awards banquet.

Craft Skills Assessments and Training

GBRIA supports the use of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) skills assessments and training programs delivered through the Associated Builders and Contractors Pelican Chapter. A joint GBRIA/ABC Taskforce meets quarterly to provide input and steering to the school.

Certified Craftsperson Definition

GBRIA and ABC's Pelican Chapter developed a certified craftsperson definition for the GBR area which the association encourages all owners and industrial contractors to adopt.

Contractor Safety & Health Evaluations/Audits

GBRIA has provided contractor audits that plants share since 1996. Let us help you streamline and lower your cost of doing audits.

Contractor Safety Training 

The Alliance Safety Council delivers safety training for GBRIA members to prepare contract workers to enter industrial sites and is accepted by all plants in the Greater Baton Rouge area as well as many other plants in the nation.

Site Specific Orientations

The Safety Council also develops Site-Specific orientation courses for GBRIA members at no charge. See which plants conduct theirs through the Safety Council.

Criminal Background Screens

The Security Passport program offers a portable screen and is accepted by most plants in the Greater Baton Rouge area.