Jump Start Classes 12 & 13 Graduate!

The award-winning Jump Start pre-apprentice program at Skilled Trades of West Alabama continues to grow and graduate new talent for the construction trades in Tuscaloosa and West Alabama. Recently graduation was held at Skilled Trades for 8 students in class 12, and 9 students in class 13. Several of the graduates have already been hired […]

We can design specific classes for your firm!

 Did you know that Skilled Trades of West Alabama has the capability and flexibility to design and develop specific trade-related training programs for your firm? With experienced instructors and excellent facilities, Skilled Trades can work with you to train your employees in various subject areas that are very cost-effective. From OSHA-10 to First Aid/CPR to […]

Jump Start Passes 200 Mark

Skilled Trades’ award-winning pre-apprenticeship program, “Jump Start”, has hit the 204 mark in terms of students participating in training for the construction industry. Let’s celebrate! We just keep growing!

New Apprenticeship Classes Begin

 71 students have enrolled in apprenticeship classes at Skilled Trades of West Alabama beginning August 15th. This includes students in electrical, plumbing, HVAC and alarm systems. Skilled Trades continues to grow and train skilled workers for the construction industry.

Rex Hare Named Skilled Trades’ New Director of Instruction

 We are pleased to announce that Rex Hare has been named Skilled Trades’ new Director of Instruction. With an extensive background in career tech, carpentry, plumbing and manufacturing, Rex comes to us from the Hoover School system where he was serving as the lead skilled trades instructor.He has extensive credentials including designation as a NCCER […]

Skilled Trades 2nd Annual Celebration to Highlight Partnerships & Pathways

Presented by Alabama Power, “Partnerships & Pathways” will be the theme of the 2nd Annual Celebration for Skilled Trades on Friday, September 16th beginning at 11:30 am at the Tuscaloosa Career & Technology Academy. Headlining the event will be our special guest speaker, the Honorable Fitzgerald Washington, Secretary of Labor for the State of Alabama. […]

Skilled Trades Hosts ABC Regional Conference

Over 70 construction industry leaders recently attended a regional meeting of the Alabama – Associated Builders and Contractors at Skilled Trades of West Alabama in March. Attendees were provided updates on a wide range of current topics for the industry including safety, new generation employees, legislative issues, legal topics and other relevant information.   Mayor Walt […]

Skilled Trades Can Provide Employers’ Training Needs

Skilled Trades of West Alabama wants to serve your training needs as a construction industry employer. OSHA-10 – scissor lift training – NATE certification – training for new hires – apprenticeships – or aspecific trade training subject. Skilled Trades is here for employers to support and meet your training and employment needs. Great facilities. Experienced […]

Skilled Trades’ Employer Council Meeting Set for Monday, July 18th

The next session of the employer council has been set for Monday, July 18th at the Skilled Trades Training Center at 11:30 am. Lunch will be provided. The emphasis for the program will be financial incentive and resources available for employers participating in apprenticeship programs. Mark yourcalendar and plan to attend. For more details, contact […]

Next Jump Start Class Begins July 11th

Applications are now being accepted for Jump Start classes beginning on July 11th. The award-winning program is designed to provide basic training in the construction trades for individuals with no experience as well as new hires that need training. Classes are held from 5:00 pm until 7:30 pm for 14 weeks and prepares an individual […]