Transportation Education Foundation of Georgia

News & Events

June 2024

June 9 – 12, 2024 the Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education (GACTE) will hold its summer conference at the Gas South Convention Center in Duluth, Georgia.  Registration information is available at  GACTE I Georgia Association for Career & Technical Education .

June 13 – 14, 2024, TEFGA will hold its two-day summer conference near the Hartsfield Jackson International Airport.  Planned activities will include tours at area national automotive training centers, along with sessions at the host hotel.  Registration will be through CTAERN.org CTAERN Resource Network and lodging information will be posted in January 2024.

March 2024

March 22, 2024, the Fulton County Executive Airport and TEFGA will host an Aviation and Transportation Career Day at the airport.  The event is open to all area schools throughout the metropolitan area.  Exhibitors will focus on Aviation/Aerospace careers of all kinds and will include Automotive, Logistics, Military, Public Safety, Engineering, Robotics, IT, etc.   Information and registration will be posted in January 2024

February 2024

February 29 – March 1, 2024, the TIEGA Winter Conference   https://sites.google.com/tiega.org/tiega  will be held at the Chattahoochee Tech north metro campus in Acworth, Georgia.  Registration is now open. There will be a banquet for all attendees on Thursday evening.

 TEFGA is planning two field trips to local area businesses plus presentations at the north metro campus.  TEFGA will have a full list of area hotels to choose from in January 2024. 

February 2024


February 21-24, 2024, SkillsGeorgia will hold the State Leadership and Skills Conference at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.  Home | SkillsUSA Georgia 

June 2023

June 12-16, 2023, the GACTE summer conference GACTE I Georgia Association for Career & Technical Education will be held at The Classic Center in Athens, Georgia.  Details and lodging are being finalized at this time.

June 2023

DATE CHANGE: June 7,8,9, 2023, Camp Trade and Industry will be held for the first time at Golden Aisles College and Career Academy in Brunswick.  Registration is through The Resource Network https://www.ctaern.org/connect/ but details and lodging are being finalized at this time.

April 2023

April 28, 2023, TEFGA is hosting its second annual statewide Georgia High School Aviation Competition at the Dekalb-Peachtree Airport main terminal building.  High school students currently enrolled in a school aviation flight program may compete in the day-long 3 person team competition.  There is no fee to compete.  Details and registration will be posted after the first of the year. TEFGA: Transportation Education Foundation of Georgia

March 2023

March 8-11, 2023, Georgia Skills USA is hosting their statewide competition at the Georgia World Congress Center.  Championships | SkillsUSA Georgia

February 2023

February 17-18, 2023, TIEGA (Trade and Industry Educators of Georgia) is having its annual winter conference in Macon, Georgia.  Details are still being finalized at this time.  TIEGA - TIEGA Winter Conference (google.com)

December 2022

December 14, 2022 @ 4:30pm.   “Aviation Weather Part III Weather Services”. This ZOOM session will be through the CTAE Resource Network and hosted by Linda Minor.  You need to register online at www.ctaern.org/

December 2022

December 6, 2022 @ 3:30pm.  TEFGA is presenting “Automotive Round Table” for all of our high school automotive instructors.  This ZOOM session will be through the CTAE Resource Network and hosted by Mike Hagan and Patrick Joyce.  You need to register online at www.ctaern.org/ 

November 2022

November 15, 2022 @ 3:30pm.  TEFGA is presenting “Surviving the first year in your classroom” for our new automotive instructors around the state.  This ZOOM session will be through the CTAE Resource Network and hosted by Michael Clapper and Patrick Joyce.  You need to register online at www.ctaern.org/ 

June 2022

April 29th, 2022

On Friday April 29th, flight teams from Georgia’s high school aviation programs competed in the first annual Georgia High School Aviation Challenge at DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK). Teams of students were evaluated on navigation skills, aviation test questions, aircraft walk around procedures, full motion simulator testing and oral interviews.

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

Many thanks go out to Liz Porter, TEFGA Board member, for her countless hours in originating this competition and coordinating with our sponsors and judges to make this event so special. Simulator testing was done by Rob Pippin, Skybound Aviation and James Archer, Archer Air. Oral exams were conducted by Mike Mullett, Laser Aviation. Aircraft preflight inspection was conducted by John Sparks, Sparksair.

Epps Aviation, Skybound Aviation and PDK Airport rolled out the red carpet for our students and provided testing aircraft, aircraft simulator testing time, and meeting spaces.

June 2022

Say goodbye to Athens, Georgia, and head south to the GACTE 2022

75th ANNUAL SUMMER LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE being held on Jekyll Island on June 12-17, 2022.  Click the link for additional information  Conferences | GACTE  .

June 2022

Camp T&I will be held this summer once again in Brunswick, Georgia on Monday and Tuesday, June 13 & 14, 2022. New for this year, the conference will be 2 days in length at the Golden Aisles College and Career Academy to allow instructors to attend the GACTE Summer Leadership Conference main sessions being held across the bay in Jekyll Island on Wednesday to Friday

February 2022

SkillsUSA-Georgia announced in late November that the 2022 Career EXPO will be cancelled.

 “After careful consideration, and in the interest of keeping our students and all guests safe, SkillsUSA GA & the Construction Education of Georgia (CEFGA) has made the difficult decision to postpone our annual CareerExpo event (not the SkillsUSA Championships). The CareerExpo is designed as an indoor, hands-on, interactive event, usually attended by thousands of SkillsUSA members, middle and high school students, and adults outside of SkillsUSA attendees. But in our current environment there are still too many variables and challenges related to COVID-19 to ensure the safety of our guests.”  Full news release SLSC Website is LIVE! (mailchi.mp)

February 2022

TRADE & INDUSTRIAL EDUCATORS OF GEORGIA (TIEGA) will hold their winter conference in Warner Robbins, Georgia on Friday, February 4, 2022.  Their link for registration is TIEGA - TIEGA Winter Conference (google.com)