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Learn a Trade. Build a Career.

Skilled Trades of West Alabama is changing lives. With a mission to build a highly skilled, qualified and prepared workforce for the construction industry in West Alabama, we offer opportunities for apprenticeships and training in the construction trades. With a high demand for and shortage of skilled, ready-to-work employees and tradesmen, opportunities exist now to build high-paying, successful careers.

Why Skilled Trades?

Get involved. Enroll today. Learn a trade. Build a career.

Skilled Trades of West Alabama is a registered apprenticeship program through the Alabama Office of Apprenticeships and is funding partner of the Alabama Construction Crafts Training Board.

Skilled Trades of West Alabama has been recognized as an effective model workforce development program for the construction industry.

Mark White

Program Director

Mark is from Tuscaloosa, AL. He worked for Alabama Power in Tuscaloosa for 40 years. 

Phone: 205.361.9891
[email protected]

Rick Sheffield

Safety Director

Rick is from Northport, AL. He has work in Safety and Logistics for over 40 years. 

Johnnie Aycock

Development Director

1300 James I. Harrison Parkway
Office: 205.771.6655
Mobile: 205.765.9332 
[email protected]

Steven Stamps

Core Jump Start Instructor

Steven Stamps is from Fayette, AL. He has been doing HVAC work for over 42 years. He has his Alabama State HVAC Certification, Universal Refrigerant Certification, Trane VRF Certified Installer and Osha 10 Certification. 

Bryan Keef

Electrical I Instructor

Bryan Keef is from Woodstock AL. He has been doing electrical work for 31 years. He attended technical training in high school and then went on the the ABC Apprenticeship program for 4 years. He went on to earn his Journeyman’s license.

Brett Horst

Electrical III Instructor

Brett Horst is from Tuscaloosa AL.  He has been in the Electrical field for over 14 years. 

Kyle Chronister


Kyle is from Athens, AL. He has worked as a recruiter for over 5 years. 

Nick Selman

Alarm Instructor

Nick is from Tuscaloosa, AL. He had been in the Alarm/Security field for 9 years. 

Steven Davis

HVAC I Instructor

Steven is from Tuscaloosa, AL. He has been in the HVAC field for 15 years. He studied in high school at T.C.T. and then became NATE certified through Alabama Power. And has 15 years of on the job training. 

Grady Crouch

HVAC III Instructor

Grady is from Belmont, AL. He has been in the HVAC field for 26 years. 

Phillip Brewer

Plumbing Instructor

Phillip is from Northport, AL. He has been in the Plumbing field for over 28 years. He trained on the job for years under a Master plumber and studied and has earned his Journeyman and Master Plumber and Gasfitter Licenses. 

Gene Jones