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 and others are in the interview process with participating employers. We congratulate these outstanding future tradesmen and wish them well.Class 14 is currently underway with graduation scheduled for November 16th, and Class 15 begins on October 31st with 17 students enrolled. The next Jump Start Carpentry class will begin November 16th as well.