The Bay Minette Career Center partnered with Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT) to host a Maritime Foundations Class for Baldwin County resident. The class is also offered in Mobile County, but the need was there to offer it in other locations for those unable to travel to Mobile. The Career Center offered multiple schedules to accommodate different work schedules. Eight people completed the class and received their certificates.
According to Career Center Manager Vivian Havel, “We are very proud of these graduates. Hopefully, they will be able to continue with other AIDT courses and begin careers in the Maritime Industry. This was a great opportunity for our center to partner with AIDT to meet workforce needs in our community.”
The class is designed to review and improve math and measurement skills as well as soft skills needed to enter other AIDT courses such as the Maritime Welding Class. Two of these graduates are already enrolled in the July welding class.
Nearly 300 Mobile and Baldwin County high school students attended a career fair Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at AIDT's Maritime Training Center in Mobile.
Jeff Lynn, senior executive director of workforce and economic development for the two-year college system, said Tuesday's event was co-hosted by ACCS and AIDT to give students a glimpse of 21st-century manufacturing careers.
"With two years of education, our students can enter the workforce with no debt and make a good living to support themselves and their families," Lynn said. "We want students in Alabama to know these opportunities exist."
Jacqueline Allen, communications manager for AIDT, said the agency's partnership with the two-year college system "allows Alabama to produce people who are ready for careers."
"These are high-skill, high-demand, high-salary jobs," Allen said. "You need training for them. When you're finished with your training, you can find jobs that pay $40,000 or $50,000 a year."
In addition to presentations by Coastal Alabama and Bishop State community colleges, students interacted with industry representatives from Austal USA, Ingalls Shipbuilding, Wesco, Alabama Power Co., Technical Training Aids, Mitternight Boiler Works, Performance Contractors and the Alabama National Guard.
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AIDT is seeking qualified applicants for a FREE NCCER Fire Watch Classes. There are two classes available, a day class and a night class.
Classes will be held here at the AIDT Maritime Training Center located at 360 Addsco Road in Mobile.
Please be aware that your application is for a training program offered by AIDT that could possibly lead to a job offer in the Maritime Industry. Please be aware that your application is for a training program offered by AIDT that could possibly lead to a job offer in the Maritime Industry.
Trainees will be required to pass a drug screen.
Jordan Sellers, a graduate of the Maritime Training center's welding program, was named "Apprentice of the Year" for his local 100 in Dallas Texas in the category of pipe fitter/welding. Jordan is a 2012 graduate of Baldwin County High School and the North Baldwin Center of Technology. We are very proud of Jordan and wish him well.
AIDT is seeking qualitifed applicants for a Intermediate Blueprint Reading Class. The class will be held Tuesday and Thursday's from 5:30pm to 8:30pm for three weeks, beginning June 7, 2016.
Appliants must have one year of experience as a fitter and must currently be employed as a fitter. Topics covered include ship terminology, ship abbreviations, modern drawings, and fabrication. You must apply for class online by May 16, 2016. Classes will be held here, at the Maritime Training Center, located at 360 Addsco Road in Mobile, Alabama.
On April 21, 2016, The Maritime Training Center will attend the 18th Annual Business Expo & Job Fair, presented by the South Alabama Regional Planning Commission Employment and Economic Development Services Department. This year's event will be held at the Greater Gulf State Fairgrounds. This event has grown to be the largest, most comprehensive job fair in the region. This event will begin at 9:00am - 2:00pm.
The Annual Business Expo & Job Fair promoted the economy of our region by providing a venue to facilitate interaction between those seek employment and companies/organizations seeking employees. The Maritime Training Center will be there to give individuals more information about the valuable training opportunities available to them, making them a more marketable candidate for employment with companies within the Maritime Industry. Opportunities for training in welding, structural fitting, and Maritime Foundation Classes will be available. Please make sure to stop by our booth for more information.
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AIDT's Maritime Training Center has a full slate of training classes that start in late summer early fall. Registration for all classes is open now.