FORGE is active in schools and the community in various ways throughout the year. We believe that the more interaction our students have with the skilled trade industry and our companies, the more viable an option we become when they begin to think about their futures. To see how we’ve been involved, check out our recent events!
The FORGE Foundation in partnership with Mississippi Construction Education Foundation (MCEF) and EMCC recently hosted its third Forge Your Path Career Expo on October 18th, 19th, and 20th at EMCC’s Communiversity. Different than your typical career fair, this career expo included a variety of construction themed hands-on activities designed to generate interest in the various capacities […]
September 17, 2022 A few of our founding members participated in the Little Hands Big Trucks event showing off their large trucks and helping spread knowledge about careers in trades! We gave away hard hats, juices, and pages from the FORGE coloring book.
FORGE had a fantastic turnout on September 17, 2022, at the Columbus Soccer Complex for the Parent Career Education Night. The parents enjoyed food, and drinks while learning about different career paths for children in the GTA area. At the end, three people won $500 cash door prizes!
FORGE is working alongside educators, parents, and other workforce development agencies to recruit talented, skilled employees. We know that starts at a young age! That’s why we created a FORGE coloring book to show young kids the exciting opportunities in skilled trades from equipment operators to building the building. Our coloring book was made possible […]
June 14, 2022 FORGE Members played the Game of Life with the Camp Amp kids at the EMCC Communiversity. These kids were given a “job” from FORGE member companies and a life card. They then had to decide to buy or rent a place to live, get insurance for their residence, buy a vehicle (with […]
FORGE had a fantastic turnout on May 11th partnering with East Mississippi Community College and Mississippi Construction Education Foundation to host a viewing of the Dave Ramsey documentary Borrowed Future for teachers, counselors, and administrators that are gatekeepers to students entering CTE programs. The educators enjoyed popcorn, and drinks and earned CEU credits. At the […]
FORGE hosted an Interview Day on February 24, for 2nd and 3rd-year career and technical students from McKellar Technology Center and Lowndes County Career Technology Center. The event had 27 company representatives, 31 volunteers, and over 250 students interviewed.
March 6-12 has been dedicated to Women in Construction #WICWEEK2022 #womeninconstruction To celebrate FORGE members visited East Side Elementary and West Clay Elementary and read “The House That She Built” by Mollie Elkman, introducing children to female construction workers and trades done by women. The FORGE Foundation finished its day by testing the children’s knowledge of […]
October has been dedicated as Careers in Construction month. So, FORGE members took turns reading construction oriented books during the month.
The FORGE Foundation in partnership with Mississippi Construction Education Foundation (MCEF) hosted their second Forge Your Path Career Expo on October 27th at EMCC’s Communiversity.
Starting four years ago, the evolution of this event is one of which FORGE is very proud. This year, over 350 students from both Lowndes County Career Tech and McKellar Career Tech attended Soft Skills and Interview Day. Golden Triangle Leadership partnered with us to volunteer in a variety of roles throughout both days. Day […]
The FORGE Foundation in partnership with Mississippi Construction Education Foundation (MCEF) recently hosted their first Forge Your Path Career Expo on October 30th at EMCC’s Communiversity.
The annual iBuild Construction Camp is a unique hands-on camp experience for students who are interested in skilled trades.
We had the honor of sponsoring a reception to recognize the students of Lowndes County Career Technical Center …
FORGE Members played the Game of Life with Lowndes County Career Technical Students.
FORGE Member West Brothers Construction toured the Lowndes County CTC students around the SOCSD-MSU …
A two-day event, the Soft Skills University and Interview Day taught the students of the Lowndes County Career …