TEFGA
Transportation Education Foundation of Georgia

Transportation Education Foundation of Georgia

Congratulations to Colton Philips, Lanier Technical College, Gainesville Campus for taking home the 3rd place bronze medal at the Skills USA National Championship in Atlanta. He competed in the Marine Technology competition against other competitors from around the country. Hans Metz, Program Director & Instructor of Marine Engine Technology, has had national placements in two consecutive years since opening the Marine program just two years ago.

On June 13-14, Camp Trade and Industry met again at the Golden Aisles College and Career Academy in Brunswick, Georgia for its annual meeting hosted by CTEARN. Mike Hagan, Cobb Innovation and Technology Academy automotive instructor coordinated the event for our high school automotive instructors from all over Georgia. The CTAE Resource Network, Inc. (CTAERN) provides professional development activities for teachers in grades K-12 for the entire state.

Group of high school students in uniform with Elaine Epps standing outside next to an airplane.
High School students sitting in uniform outside at the Downwind Restaurant
High School students sitting in uniform outside at the Downwind Restaurant
High School students sitting in uniform outside at the Downwind Restaurant

Workshops were held by General Motors, Ford, Subaru, Continental Tire and Loves over the two days of instruction. Workshop titles ranged from CANBUS diagnostics to TPMS technology, to new technologies in tire development and industry hiring practices.

Our thanks go out to again to the Golden Aisles College and Career Academy for making us feel right at home in their beautiful school. We have used this school for a number of years and look forward to next year.

Ground Transportation

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there are over 441,910 transportation related careers in the state of Georgia. May 2020 OEWS State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates (bls.gov). With a rapidly aging workforce there will be unlimited opportunities for employment and advancement in the field to qualified applicants.

Air Transportation

The Aeronautical Repair Station Association (2020) ranks Georgia fourth for United States for MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) employment. In total, the state has more than 22,000 MRO employees split between civilian and military operations. There are over 5,000 commercial pilots, 5,000 flight attendants and 1,100 air traffic controllers based in Georgia.

Marine Technology

There are over 330,000 registered boats in the state of Georgia. Each of these vessels will need professional maintenance by skilled mechanics and technicians. Training in marine technology is available at Lanier Technical College – Gainesville Marine Engine Technology - Lanier Technical College and it is covered by the Hope Grant.