Who can receive training?
All Alabamians can receive training. A course catalog is available to registered clients. Individuals must be at least 18 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or GED. Citizens can sign themselves up for classes via the "Apply Now" menu item on this site.
What should I do if I'm not selected?
If you are not selected, do not give up. We recommend that you continue to check our website and apply again whenever the next class is available.
What kind of welding do you teach?
Trainees will learn the following:
- FCAW-flux core welding, or flux core machine
- SMAW-shielded metal arc welding, or stick welding
- GMAW-gas metal arc welding, or aluminum welding
- Shipfitting - all aspects
What happens after I submit my online application?
The computer automatically scores the application and then they are ranked from highest to lowest score.
I was accepted for day class and would rather take night class. Can I switch?
No. If you want to take a class that is not the one you were accepted for, you will have to reapply for the next one.
I was accepted for a class but I cant attend. Can I get on a waiting list for the next class?
No, we do not have a waiting list. If you are interested in taking another class, you must reapply.
Can I sign up for forklift, OSHA, and other courses without going through my employer?
No, these courses are only available to employees of registered companies. Please ask your employer to register with us and enroll you in one of these classes.
I got an invitation to orientation. Does that mean I'm in the class?
NO, but the class will be selected from the people who attend orientation.
I attended orientation. When will I know if I am selected for the class?
You will receive notification four weeks prior to the state of class, if you are selected.
I applied for a welding class and was not invited to orientation. Why?
We receive hunderds of applications for each class. Applications with the highest scores undergo a review process. Then, appoximately 100 applicants are invited to attend orientation.
I am unemployed or interested in a new career. Can I take courses?
Yes. Applications are limited to courses available through www.aidt.edu/jobs under "Maritime-AIDT". These courses are designed based on theneeds of possible employers. This site also contains other training opportunities that may lead to employment with companies in Alabama.
How many seats are available in a class?
There are thirty-two (32) seats available for classes.
How do you choose who is invited to orientation?
Applications with the highest scores will be reviewed, and approximately 100 applicants will be invited to attend orientation.
How do I update my application?
How do I know if you received my application?
After submitting your application, you will see a page that says, "Your application has been submitted and you have been logged in as a new registered user". That means we have received your application.
How do I know if I'm being considered for a class?
You will receive a letter in the mail inviting you to orientation.
Can someone help me with my login?
If you need assistance with applications or accessing your login info please contact us using the Request Help Form.
Can I check on my application?
You cannot check the status of your application over the phone; however, you click here and check the status any time.