Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) has partnered with the Alabama Home Builders Foundation to offer an 8-week basic residential carpentry course. This course, which is offered free of charge and will meet two nights per week, will begin September 12 and will continue through November 2, 2017. Classes will be taught at the Earnest Pruett Center of Technology campus in Hollywood, Alabama.
“Carpentry skills are in great demand in our area,” stated NACC President Dr. David Campbell. “And if our area grows as anticipated, there will be many construction jobs available in the near future. For these reasons, we thought the time was right to add a construction program like carpentry.”
The program will cover such topics as safety, basic construction site layout, floor and wall framing, roof and ceiling framing, window and door installation, interior and exterior trim, stairs, and exterior siding. Classes will include classroom instruction as well as hands-on time in the shop. It is expected that local homebuilders will visit the class to invite students to apply for jobs with them.
“A number of construction companies have told us recently that they need qualified employees,” said Dr. Mike Kennamer, Director of Workforce Development at NACC. “By partnering with the Home Builders Association, we can help to recruit and develop employees that the construction companies can hire quickly, providing a quick solution to an ongoing challenge.”
Registration for this class starts August 11 via the Home Builders Foundation website. To learn more and to register, visit www.ahbfoundation.org and click on Programs. A flyer and registration form is available at www.nacc.edu/workforce. Click on “Free Carpentry Training Program”. Browse the college’s website at www.nacc.edu or download our free mobile App from the App Store or Google Play Store to learn about all the college offers. Contact Julie George at 256-228-6001 or 256-638-4418, ext. 2214 for assistance.