Carroll Daniel Construction remains committed to building opportunities for the next generation of workforce and one of our key areas of focus starts with introducing high schoolers to the skilled trades.

Every fall, Carroll Daniel Construction teams with Associated General Contractors of Georgia (AGC Georgia) to host the Northeast Georgia Skills Challenge, a regional competition that allows high school students the opportunity to compete in skilled trade competitions for awards and technical training scholarships.

The annual event serves as the qualifier for five construction competitions that move on to compete at the SkillsUSA Georgia State Leadership & Skills Conference (SLSC). The five core competition areas are Carpentry, Electrical, Masonry, Plumbing, and Welding.

For the 2022 Northeast Georgia Skills Challenge, construction students from 24 high schools faced off on October 26, 2022, beginning at 8:30am, at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center.


Nearly 300 construction students competed in the following skill categories at this challenge: blueprint reading, broadcast news production, cabinet making, carpentry, construction career displays, electrical, HVAC, masonry, plumbing, team build and welding. In addition, students with an interest in broadcast news competed to serve as onsite news reporters and producers covering the latest headlines from the competition. Along with the competitors in attendance, several hundred more students were on site as observers to learn about careers in construction. Local industry companies provide the volunteer judges for each of the skilled trades competitions. This was a highly visible, annual event geared towards workforce development in Northeast Georgia.

This statewide workforce development program is only made possible through the support of many industry professionals and advocates. During the 2022 Skills Challenge series, hundreds of influencers including state legislators, school superintendents, high school counselors, mayors, school board members, and leaders from the Department of Education and Technical College System of Georgia were in attendance.

Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2022 NEGA Skills Challenge – together, let’s keep #BuildingOpportunities for the future of the construction industry!

Save the Date

The 2023 NEGA Skills Challenge is on October 25, 2023 at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center!