Workforce Development

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GBRIA is dedicated to helping members develop an available, affordable, world class competitive workforce. 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 some 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 awards.

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.