Building a Better Central Texas, One Job at a Time
Goodwill Central Texas Business Solutions is proud to announce a new construction training curriculum, the GCTA Construction Program, offered through the Goodwill Career and Technical Academy, with collaboration from the Association of General Contractors (AGC). The program offers training in carpentry, plumbing, commercial framing, electrical theory, basic electrical installation, and much more.
“We’re very excited about making a program like this available to Central Texans, and filling that gap in training for construction.”
-Joseph Delloiacovo, Goodwill Business Solutions Representative
On March 24th, AGC hosted a preliminary showcase event, facilitated by Phil Thoden, President of the Association of General Contractors, Austin Chapter. The goal – to gauge interest from local employers in this highly-customizable training program. “The event allowed us to present the new Building Basics construction program, and the expertise of our graduates after their training. Hensel & Phelps, Chasco, Titus, and FLCrane, look forward to interviewing future graduates,” stated Joseph Delloiacovo, Goodwill Business Solutions Representative. He added, “The Construction Industry is very excited about this new venture we are undertaking to help fill the skilled trade labor shortage.”
The program, launched May 18th, was developed to fill a big workforce gap in the industry. Students will also receive CPR and First Aid certifications as part of the course, and preparation for their OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 exams.
For more information on the GCTA Construction Program and its graduates, contact Joseph at 512-748-1348, or email him at Joseph.Delloiacovo@goodwillcentraltexas.org.
A big “thank you!” to the following firms for donating equipment and building materials to the GCTA Construction Program:
- BGS Builders Gypsum Supply
- Hilti Austin
- Associated General Contractors (AGC)
- Tex Tar
For more information about our Construction Hiring Business Partners:
With locations throughout the United States, Hensel Phelps provides planning and design, construction, and facility management.
Since 1975, Coreslab Structures has been a premier producer of precast/prestressed concrete products.
FL Crane & Sons
Started in 1947, FL Crane & Sons is a family-owned business that specializes in drywall, acoustical ceilings, lathe and plaster, and spray coatings.
Titus Industrial Group
For 31 years, Titus Electrical Contracting, LP has provided full service electrical contracting and construction services for top commercial & industrial clients throughout Texas and the Southwest.