COLUMBUS, Ga. — The Trade and Industrial Educators of Georgia (TIEGA) is an association of high school teachers focused on a work-based curriculum. The mission of the group is to provide trade and industrial educators with the opportunity to interact and learn from each other while advocating for their common purpose. They further encourage and professionally support SkillsUSA, a partnership of students, teachers, and industry leaders working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.
The shortage of labor in the roofing and construction industry remains one of the top concerns for contractors and is growing along with the nation’s economic expansion. Led by Ron Heath, vice president of production and military housing for Roof Depot, a group of the company’s roofing professionals recently travelled to the 2017 TIEGA Conference to train the teachers on roofing practices — and they asked Roofing Contractor to come along.