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RHS Construction Program Receives National Industry Certification

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During the 2015-16 school year, the Ringgold High School Construction program went through a rigorous evaluation process to achieve national industry certification. This certification is issued jointly by CEFGA (Construction Education Foundation of Georgia) and NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research). It recognizes programs that are teaching the skills needed for a successful career path in the industry and is based upon stringent and proven criteria. Students enrolled in these programs benefit from relevant training and skill sets that lead to economic opportunity.

CEFGA Director of School Relations Zach Fields said, “Instructor Tim Elliot is to be commended for his efforts in maintaining a well-run program and for opening up career opportunities for RHS students. CEFGA would like to thank Stan McCallar for his work as the Evaluation Team Leader, as well as Catoosa County CTAE Director Dr. Trish Schimpf and Ringgold High Assistant Principal Dr. Matt Maynor, for their efforts and support during this rigorous process.”

The Ringgold High Construction program is now officially recognized as a “CEFGA Certified Training Center” and an NCCER “Accredited Training and Educational Facility.” Trainees enrolled in this program will receive national industry credentials as they complete the training requirements set forth by NCCER and CEFGA. These credentials are earned when a student passes both standardized written and performance assessments based on nationally recognized industry standards and competencies. Employers anywhere in the world can look up a student’s verified training record through the NCCER Automated National Registry system.

Superintendent Denia Reese said, “Catoosa County Public Schools is committed to preparing our graduates for the future. By participating in this program, RHS construction students are earning lifetime industry credentials that will give them an advantage when they begin their career. I appreciate Mr. Elliot, Dr. Schimpf, and Dr. Maynor for their work to achieve this certification to provide our students with greater opportunities and our community with a skilled workforce.”


Pictured L to R: Jack Sims, Vice-Chairman David Moeller, Superintendent Denia Reese, Tim Elliot, Zach Fields, Dr. Trish Schimpf, and Gloria Hunt.


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