Construction Workers Class Graduates 13
Bay County's Construction Industry is in great need of workers as the demands exceed current capacity. On March 2 at the Glenwood Community Center, 13 people graduated from the 10th class of the Construction Workers Basic Skills Course. They received a certificate from Gulf Coast State College, a tool kit, and a $100 gift card from ReliantSouth Construction.
In partnership with the City of Panama City, ReliantSouth Construction, Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, Gulf Coast State College, and CareerSource Gulf Coast, the LEAD Coalition offers a six-week, free construction workers training course to students in Bay County. The course teaches basic skills such as operating power tools and measuring and cutting wood. Additionally, each course includes a session on tips for the job application process. The course is offered three times a year and has been operational since the fall of 2015. To date, 125 students have graduated from the course and several have found employment or started their own business ventures.