Help Shape the Career of a New Tradesman

If you have experience in the construction trades – electrical, plumbing, HVAC, building construction and carpentry, alarm and low voltage systems – we would like to have a conversation with you. With the growth of Skilled Trades of West Alabama, instructors are needed for our ‘Jump Start’ pre-apprentice program along with individual apprenticeship level courses. […]

Jump Start Graduates Class 15

Skilled Trades award-winning pre-apprentice program, “Jump Start”, graduated the 15th class on January 17th. 14 outstanding students completed the program successfully and the majority have already been employed and are working in a trade. Jump Start to date has graduated over 200 students since its inception in February 2021. Jump Start Class 16 begins February […]

New HVAC ‘Fast Trak” Program Begins

An innovative, accelerated training program designed to take a new hire to a HVAC technician-ready employee in five months has begun at Skilled Trades of West Alabama. Using a combination of in-class, online, hands-on and on-the-job training, six initial students have been employed and will be paid while being trained. Classes are held five days […]

Welcome Skilled Trades’ Newest Team Member

We are pleased to announce and welcome D. J. Allen to the Skilled Trades’ training team as of January 2, 2023. An experienced and licensed electrician and classroom instructor, D. J. will provide Skilled Trades with expanded opportunities for growth and training in the construction trades. D. J. is a licensed electrical contractor, owner of […]

Assessment Underway at Skilled Trades

With continued growth in demand and programming at Skilled Trades of West Alabama along with future opportunities, efforts are underway to assess performance, needs and results. This evaluation will lay the foundation for future services, training programs, funding and expansion for meeting the needs of the construction industry in Tuscaloosa County and West Alabama. Skilled […]

New High School Jump Start Classes Begin

2023 started fast at Skilled Trades with the inaugural high school “Jump Start” program. Classes began on January 5th with morning and afternoon sessions involving high school seniors from three Tuscaloosa City High Schools – Central, Bryant and Northridge. This new endeavor began after the Tuscaloosa City Schools and Skilled Trades finalized an agreement on […]