The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance, Inc. (GBRIA) Craft Workforce Development Awards acts as both an awards and benchmarking program. This program was developed in 2007 through a joint effort of GBRIA’s Contractor Workforce Development Committee, Board of Directors and local contractors. The program has been designed to promote best practices to improve the skills and retention of craft personnel in the region and to recognize and reward contractors, member plants, schools, educators and other individuals who contribute to recruitment, assessment, training, career path education and retention efforts. GBRIA’s Craft Workforce Development Awards offers awards for the following groups: Mechanical and Electrical Contractors; Civil and Structural Contractors; other Specialty Contractors; Industrial Plants/Facilities; High Schools and Individual Champions. These awards support one of GBRIA’s strategic objectives to ensure access to a competitive and skilled company and contract workforce
2019 School Nominees
Albany High School
Alliance Safety Council
Associated Builders & Contractors Pelican Chapter
Baton Rouge Community College
Broadmoor High School
Central High School
Denham Springs High School
Donaldsonville High School
Doyle High School
Dutchtown High School
East Ascension High School
Holden High School
Live Oak High School
LSU Digital and Continuing Education
Maurepas High School
Plaquemine High School
River Parishes Community College
Springfield High School
St. Amant High School
St. James Career & Technical Center
West Feliciana High School
Zachary High School
2019 Contractor Nominees
Brown & Root
Deep South Crane & Rigging
Excel Modular Scaffold
Premium Inspection & Testing Capitol Division
Primoris Service Corporation
Turner Specialty Services
High Schools and
A call for nominations of high schools and post-secondary schools took place April 16, 2019. Schools are encouraged to seek nominations from contractors, industrial sites, or may self-nominate.
Nominations are due by May 16, 2019
A call for nominations of GBRIA area contractors will take place May 27, 2019. Contractors are encouraged to seek nominations from industrial sites or may self-nominate.
This award is presented at the discretion of the committee to GBRIA Member Facilities, Educators, Post-secondary institutions, Individuals or Organizations who have demonstrated special initiatives or accomplishments in craft workforce development.
To nominate a GBRIA Member Facility, plants may self-nominate, receive a nomination or will be considered for nomination upon a nomination submission for a contractor or high school. If nominating a plant for a champion award, please consider the following:
- The quality of their descriptions of contractors (i.e. the plants’ involvement in fostering craft workforce development at the site
- The number of contractors submitted for awards, both workforce and safety
- Participation of plant employees on GBRIA committees
- External information about the company’s efforts with area schools such as donations, tutoring, mentoring programs, etc.
- Participation and representation in GBRIA’s 4 major events.
- Participation in ABC’s, union, NCCER or other cents/hour training funding program.
To nominate an educator, post-secondary institution, individual or organization, submit the nomination form. If nominating a champion, please consider the following:
- An accomplishment in his/her field, i.e. an educator
- Lifetime/career accomplishment
- Accomplishment of something innovative or large in scope
The Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance (GBRIA) is a trade association, 501 (c)(6) non-profit organization with a membership of 60+ industrial facilities in the Greater Baton Rouge Region.
8555 United Plaza Blvd., Suite 202, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809
GBRIA’s mission is to drive solutions to common issues with an emphasis on Safety Performance and Workforce Development