Through the Peggy Waskom Bowl-a-thon, GAAF will raise funds to support the following activities described below:
NEW Service Training Academy
Students and "Career Changers" touched by our outreach programs can now enroll in our Service Training Academy, which provides 4 industry certifications at no cost to the student (CAMT, CPO, R410a, EPA). Once these students are trained at our Professional Development Center, they will be turned over to all of our members for potential employment! All of the student's expenses will be covered by the funds raised through this event.
GAAF will work with high schools that have related pathways to promote RPM. Examples include providing teaching materials, subject matter experts and case studies.
Within the Career Academy Network, GAAF will participate in career expos and guest lectures to provide advisory support, job shadowing opportunities, work based learning, apprenticeships and part-time employment.
Target areas include career academies and technical colleges in proximity to GAA chapter associations, including Chattahoochee Tech, Georgia Piedmont Tech, Athens Tech, Savannah Tech and Columbus Tech.
Four Year Colleges and Universities
GAAF will support the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech and Kennesaw State University by participating in teaching courses, providing guest lectures, hosting career fairs and special events.
Workforce Development Programs
GAAF will partner with workforce organizations to promote career opportunities. Activities include hosting industry spotlight events and mini-workshops related to skill based training.