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Monday, 16 March 2020 14:54

To combat the spread of the COVID-19 Virus, AIDT, in accordance with direction from Governor Kay Ivey, Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield, the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control, are enacting an emergency operations plan. This plan will go into effect at 5PM Monday, March 16th and will end at 7am Monday, April 6th.

AIDT will remain open for business with essential staff working remotely during these three weeks. We will have limited staff at all AIDT facilities, although these facilities will be closed to the public.

Trainees scheduled for classes that have been canceled will be notified via email and phone. If you have not received a notification that a class has been canceled, then the class is still planning to meet.

If you are sick or are showing any signs of the symptoms of COVID-19 virus, you will not be admitted to any class. If you do not feel comfortable attending a class that you are scheduled for, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The email should include the following information:

Class/Company Name
Your Name
Your Email you used to register for class
A Working Phone number
A short note that says you will not be attending class.

When we receive the email, we will notify the project manager that you will not be attending class. It is very important that you send this email. This email will allow us to put you into a different class for the same company later once the emergency conditions have been lifted. There will be absolutely no penalty to you if you chose not to attend class, but you have to let us know.

In addition, for any classes that meet, we will be utilizing enhanced cleaning and sanitization methods for all class rooms.

For current updates to classes that have been postponed please visit the AIDT Facebook page as well as www.aidt.edu.

Virtual Reality Welding @ the MTC

Wednesday, 17 July 2019 07:57

virtualwelder1The Maritime Training Center has a new addition to its workforce: The Miller Augmented Arc. Miller’s Augmented Arc is an incredibly realistic virtual welding system that includes curriculum and quizzes, both standard and customizable, and welding exercises in a large variety of welding styles and positions. This equipment is designed to help students with no welding experience get an idea of the knowledge required to weld before they even set foot on the shop floor. This includes arc length, speed, work angle, and travel angle.

We will also be bringing this equipment at events like Worlds of Opportunity as a fun way to create an interest in welding for younger students, so be on the look out!

RyanblytheRecently, Ryan Blythe of the Cobb Business Journal visited the Annual Gulf State Shipbuilders Consortium in Mobile, Alabama. He wrote about his assessment of the industry and of Alabama's investment in this industry. His article includes the Maritime Training Center. In his article he mentions says, "The Maritime Training Center in Mobile is a model for the rest of the country." Read more of what he had to say about the Maritime Industry, The Maritime Training Center, and the entire state of Alabama. 

The Most Important Acres in America, by Ryan Blythe
Cobb Business Journal

AWS Skills USA Competition

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 15:26

On March 2, 2018 the Maritime Training Center hosted the AWS Skills USA competition.  Competing in the Southwest Alabama district were 26 students from 12 high schools. Gold winner Angel Manzano (South Baldwin Center for Technology), silver winner Cody Stitt (South Baldwin Center for Technology), and bronze winner Dylon Williams (South Baldwin Center for Technology) will move on to state finals in Birmingham April 23-25, 2018.

CGIA Student/Industry Hiring Conference

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 15:23

On March 5, 2018, the Maritime Training Center hosted the CGIA Student/Industry Hiring Conference. Recent graduates from CGIA endorsed programs were invited to meet with hiring representatives from Alabama Power Company, AM/NS Calvert, Austal USA, Brown & Root Industrial Services LLC, Chevron Pascagoula Refinery, Evonik Corporation, Huntington Ingalls Industries, I.B.E.W. Local Union 903, Millwright Local 1192, Turner Industries Group, UA Gulf Coast District Council No. 1, and Zachry Group. Over 150 guests were in attendance to discuss job opportunities and to enjoy lunch.

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The Maritime Training Center was designed to meet the growing demand for industrial-related training for the sourthern region of Alabama, and provide job seekers with the qualifications and skills needed to join the growing maritime-related industries.