AIDT’s Alabama Workforce Training Center (AWTC) in Birmingham is offering a six-week training program beginning June 4, 2018. The AWTC, located in Birmingham at 3500 6th Avenue South, will offer the Construction Trades Training program at no cost to interested participants who are current Alabama residents aged 19 or older. Proof of U.S. Citizenship or legal residency (2 forms of Identification) is required. Must have a Social Security Number and a government issued photo ID.
The first three weeks of training will consist of NCCER Core Curriculum, which is a pre-requisite to the Level 1 Training for all the crafts being offered. There will be four trades at the focus of this training: Carpentry, Masonry, Welding and Electrical.
Participants will learn: Basic Safety (Construction Site Safety Orientation, Introduction to Construction Math, Introduction to Hand Tools, Introduction to Power Tools, Introduction to Construction Drawing, Introduction to Basic Rigging, Introduction to Material Handling, Basic Communication Skills and Pre- Employment. The last three weeks will focus on hands-on training for the selected craft.
Upon completion of the program, select employers will interview the successful participants. Those who pass their interview and final drug screen may be offered employment, at the discretion of the employer. Participants will also have entry level skills for in demand jobs in their selected trade, which could lead to starting pay around $15/hour or more.
Classes will be held Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Fridays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Registration is available until Tuesday, June 5th, 2018.
Training is scheduled to begin on June 4, 2018. Interested participants are encouraged to contact Edie Gibson at 205-719-3227 to begin the registration process. Participants will complete applications after orientation and will be required to submit to a drug screen.
Founded in 1971, AIDT is Alabama’s Workforce Training agency and encourages economic development through b-specific training. Training services are offered in many areas, at no cost, to new and expanding businesses throughout Alabama.