Career Center and AIDT partner to train employees for maritime industry

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.

For more information contact the Bay Minette Career Center at 251.937.4161 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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Maritime Instructor Receives AWS Award

Thursday, 15 September 2016 09:58

On September 8, 2016, Maritime's Daytime Instructor, Troy Cochran, was awarded "Instructor of the Year" by the AWS District 9 Mobile Section.  He is pictured here receiving his plaque from Gary Williams, Chairman of the AWS Mobile Section. We want to congratulate Troy on a job well done.

NCCER Fire Watch Classes in August

Monday, 06 June 2016 08:05

AIDT is seeking qualified applicants for a FREE NCCER Fire Watch Classes.  There are two classes available, a day class and a night class.


  • Day class will be held Monday, August 1, 2016 from 7:00am to 4:00PM .
  • Night class will be held Tuesday and Wednesday August 2nd to August 3rd. from 6:00PM to 10:00PM. 
  • In addition, Structural Fitter day and night classes are also available for registration.  Applicants for both classes must apply online here.

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.


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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.