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About Our Facility

We Are Building A Skilled Workforce for Alabama

In June 2009, AIDT broke ground for The Maritime Training Center with construction beginning in July 2009.  The center officially opened on November 8, 2010.  Our 67,000 square foot facility features classrooms, computer lab, an electrical lab, and a non-destructive testing lab.  Our state-of-the-art assembly room has the capacity to host over 150 guests.  On the shop floor, there are 78 welding booths, a CNC plasma table, and a large lay-down yard with overhead crane access.  We also have a counter-balanced rough terrain forklift, aerial-lift,  and a 10-ton overhead crane and rigging for safety training.

Our Vision

Our vision is to educate and train citizens in industrial maritime, and emerging technologies that will enable Alabama to be a world leader. 

Our Mission

Our Mission is provide a technically-trained, highly-skilled, and educated workforce for industrial and maritime-related technologies, and to promote the growth and expansion of businesses through craft education.

Quality Statement

MTC is committed to providing Alabama citizens with skill-specific training, and industry-recognized credentials, designed to meet the needs of industrial and maritime-related industries.

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Meet Our Team

Our staff members have between 5-35 years of experience in welding and shipfitting. 
They are eager to meet the needs of not just the industry, but also your company and employees.

Troy Cochran

Troy Cochran

Instructor

Certified NCCER Craft Trainer, certified by the Crane Institute of America, inc., in forklift & aerial lifts. Certified Welding Inspector and member of the American Welding Society.

Troy Cochran

Instructor

Justin Murphree

Justin Murphree

Instructor

Certified Welding & Shipfitting Instructor, NCCER Craft Instructor.

Justin Murphree

Instructor

Raymond Johnson

Raymond Johnson

Instructor

Certified NCCER Craft Instructor Certified Welding Inspector and member of the American Welding Society Certified by Crane Safety Associates of America, Inc. for Overhead Crane Certified by Forklift Training Systems for Powered Industrial Trucks and Mobile Elevating Work Platforms

Raymond Johnson

Instructor

Gerald McCranie

Gerald McCranie

Instuctor

NCCER Craft Trainer, Certified Welding Inspector and a member of the American Welding Society

Gerald McCranie

Instructor

Tim Wilson

Tim Wilson

Instructor

35+ years of industrial welding experience and 6 years of instructing at the community collegel level. He is a certified NCCER Craft Trainer and Certified Welding Inspector.

Tim Wilson

Instructor