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1 Governor’s Office of Workforce Development Two Martin Luther King Jr. Drive 1104 West Tower Atlanta, Georgia Executive Director Tricia PridemoreGovernor Nathan Deal Go Build Georgia Region 6

2 Governor’s Office of Workforce Development Two Martin Luther King Jr. Drive 1104 West Tower Atlanta, Georgia Executive Director Tricia PridemoreGovernor Nathan Deal Competitiveness Initiative The Georgia Competitiveness Initiative–a partnership between public and private sectors–was created by Governor Nathan Deal to enhance the state’s economic development strategy. More than 4,000 Georgians–from all twelve economic development regions and representing large and small businesses, rural and urban communities, and the many industries that call the state home-participated in the input process, providing valuable insight and ideas.

3 Governor’s Office of Workforce Development Two Martin Luther King Jr. Drive 1104 West Tower Atlanta, Georgia Executive Director Tricia PridemoreGovernor Nathan Deal

4 Governor’s Office of Workforce Development Two Martin Luther King Jr. Drive 1104 West Tower Atlanta, Georgia Executive Director Tricia PridemoreGovernor Nathan Deal What Challenges Do We Face? America’s highly skilled industrial workers are aging, and there are not enough young people entering the industry to replace our retiring workforce. Unless something is done, Georgia and the nation will face severe problems in building the future. Needs in manufacturing, telecommunications, transportation, energy and industrial construction.

5 Governor’s Office of Workforce Development Two Martin Luther King Jr. Drive 1104 West Tower Atlanta, Georgia Executive Director Tricia PridemoreGovernor Nathan Deal America’s Industrial Construction Challenges Available WorkforceNegative Perception 185,000 new skilled tradesmen are needed every year. 49% of the skilled trade workforce is a Baby Boomer – people aged in 4 : for every four (4) trades people who retire, the industry is producing one replacement. The average skilled construction salary pays 27% more than the Georgia citizen’s average salary. 66.8% of year olds have very little to no interest in a career in the skilled trades. 77.8% of parents think their child entering into the skilled craft labor trades will have a negative impact on their child’s safety and health 44% of parents think it will have a negative impact on their child’s financial goals.

6 Governor’s Office of Workforce Development Two Martin Luther King Jr. Drive 1104 West Tower Atlanta, Georgia Executive Director Tricia PridemoreGovernor Nathan Deal Top 10 hardest jobs to fill in U.S. SKILLED TRADES WORKERS 1. SKILLED TRADES WORKERS 2. Sales Representative 3. Engineers 4. Drivers 5. Accounting & Finance Staff 6. IT Staff 7. Managers/Executives (Management/Corporation) 8. Teachers 9. Secretaries, PAs, Admin Assistants & Office Support Staff 10. Machinists/Machine Operators (Source: Manpower Group 2011 Talent Shortage Survey)

7 Governor’s Office of Workforce Development Two Martin Luther King Jr. Drive 1104 West Tower Atlanta, Georgia Executive Director Tricia PridemoreGovernor Nathan Deal Georgia’s Job Projections for the Skilled Trades Estimated 16,500 skilled craft trade career opportunities to become available over the next year. 82,000 jobs projected to open by 2016 By 2016, skilled trade job openings projected: 12,778 Truck Drivers, heavy and tractor trailer 4,906 Construction Laborers 2,824 Electricians 2,050 Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers

8 Governor’s Office of Workforce Development Two Martin Luther King Jr. Drive 1104 West Tower Atlanta, Georgia Executive Director Tricia PridemoreGovernor Nathan Deal Bringing Go Build™ to Georgia

9 Governor’s Office of Workforce Development Two Martin Luther King Jr. Drive 1104 West Tower Atlanta, Georgia Executive Director Tricia PridemoreGovernor Nathan Deal Objective of Go Build™ Georgia Through the Governor’s Office of Workforce Development, Go Build Georgia will build a broad coalition of key stakeholders to address the availability of craft labor professionals in Georgia over the next generation. To design and develop a comprehensive recruitment initiative that would have statewide focus to attract new workers into the craft labor careers. Link unemployed Georgians, students and parents with business stakeholders, secondary counselors, educators and post-secondary education options. Strong partnership with the Technical College System of Georgia

10 Governor’s Office of Workforce Development Two Martin Luther King Jr. Drive 1104 West Tower Atlanta, Georgia Executive Director Tricia PridemoreGovernor Nathan Deal Dept. of Education: Career Clusters Manufacturing Energy Agriculture, food, and natural resources Architecture and construction Transportation, distribution and logistics Go Build Georgia will integrate into 5 career clusters:

11 Governor’s Office of Workforce Development Two Martin Luther King Jr. Drive 1104 West Tower Atlanta, Georgia Executive Director Tricia PridemoreGovernor Nathan Deal

12 Governor’s Office of Workforce Development Two Martin Luther King Jr. Drive 1104 West Tower Atlanta, Georgia Executive Director Tricia PridemoreGovernor Nathan Deal Mike Rowe and MikeRoweWORKS In addition to being a household face and name through his work as the executive producer and host of “Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe,” he is also a huge champion of the importance of skilled labor to America’s future. Through mikeroweWORKS.com and The mikeroweWORKS Foundation, Rowe works to drive national dialogue about the need for skilled tradesmen to build and maintain our nation’s infrastructure. We look forward to working with Mike to recruit a new generation of tradesmen in Georgia who will build our future.

13 Governor’s Office of Workforce Development Two Martin Luther King Jr. Drive 1104 West Tower Atlanta, Georgia Executive Director Tricia PridemoreGovernor Nathan Deal Regional Go Build Georgia Tour Purpose: We must link all key stakeholders to build a bridge to parents and students before 2012 high school graduations. Business owners, managers and skilled craftspeople Economic developers from GDEcD and TCSG Secondary counselors Secondary educators Post-secondary education professionals

14 Governor’s Office of Workforce Development Two Martin Luther King Jr. Drive 1104 West Tower Atlanta, Georgia Executive Director Tricia PridemoreGovernor Nathan Deal Skilled Labor Occupations in Georgia Region 6

15 Governor’s Office of Workforce Development Two Martin Luther King Jr. Drive 1104 West Tower Atlanta, Georgia Executive Director Tricia PridemoreGovernor Nathan Deal Georgia Service Delivery Region 6

16 Governor’s Office of Workforce Development Two Martin Luther King Jr. Drive 1104 West Tower Atlanta, Georgia Executive Director Tricia PridemoreGovernor Nathan Deal Region 6 Top 10 Skilled Trade Occupations by Jobs

17 Governor’s Office of Workforce Development Two Martin Luther King Jr. Drive 1104 West Tower Atlanta, Georgia Executive Director Tricia PridemoreGovernor Nathan Deal Region 6 Top 10 Skilled Trade Occupations by Openings

18 Governor’s Office of Workforce Development Two Martin Luther King Jr. Drive 1104 West Tower Atlanta, Georgia Executive Director Tricia PridemoreGovernor Nathan Deal Region 6 Top Skilled Trade Occupations by Wage

19 Governor’s Office of Workforce Development Two Martin Luther King Jr. Drive 1104 West Tower Atlanta, Georgia Executive Director Tricia PridemoreGovernor Nathan Deal Region 6 Top 10 Occupations by Expected Turnover

20 Governor’s Office of Workforce Development Two Martin Luther King Jr. Drive 1104 West Tower Atlanta, Georgia Executive Director Tricia PridemoreGovernor Nathan Deal End Results Increased Positive Perception of Skilled Trade Careers Increased Skilled Labor Supply


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