‘Building Prepared’ creates jobs in Columbus


Columbus, Ga. (WRBL) –The Construction Education Foundation of Georgia is bringing the Construction Ready job program here to Columbus. Construction companies are struggling to find workforce and this could be the solution.

For those looking for a career, the 20-day Construction Ready program has a 97% recruitment rate and a 70% retention rate after the first year https://constructionready.org/ and there is no cost to register for the program.

The construction industry has only grown in Columbus during the pandemic, and construction companies literally want to hire anyone. This free program equips graduates with the skills and education to pursue successful careers immediately upon graduation.

Speaking to those in attendance at Columbus Technical College, Columbus Mayor Skip Henderson said:

“This is an opportunity for people who want a career, want to pay a mortgage, want to raise a family, who want to be able to make a difference in their community … program is designed for that.”

The expansion to Columbus is made possible with CEFGA. Funding of $ 3.3 million for the program comes from the federal CARES Act program.

People like Wes Kelley from Brasfield and Gorrie are hiring straight from this program and plan to return to the November hiring fair. Kelley said, “We have interviewed and attended some of the job fairs in our other markets and the competition for these graduates is very fierce and results in some very nice job opportunities.”

More construction creates more jobs here in Columbus, which quickly impacts Columbus’ economy. The program starts on October 18, 2021.

Applicants can register at Baufertig.org.