This open house is an opportunity for high school students, counselors, parents and members of the community to visit our Birmingham campus and learn more about the programs and resources offered at CEFA. Please see invite for additional details.


Date:  August 2nd, 2018

Time:  4:30pm – 6:30pm

Unemployment is down, interest rates are under control, and inflation is in check. But the overall labor participation rate is very low, and the skills gap is wider than ever. In fact, the latest numbers are out, and they are astonishing. According to the Department of Labor, America now has 5.6 million job openings.

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Construction market update: Building projects are up, but where are the workers?

When discussing current trends in the construction-insurance marketplace, experts agree on one thing: The greatest concern is a shortage in skilled labor to meet the growing demand in projects.


Get Training with CEFA to help fill that shortage!


Read more in this article on PropertyCasulty360.com

As construction heats up, so does worker shortage

Posted August 27, 2015


Construction of homes and commercial buildings is up significantly this year but the industry would be sizzling if not for a critical shortage of workers, industry officials say. Read more in this article from USA Today.