Apprenticeship Programs 2019-08-27T15:58:34+00:00

Apprenticeship West Alabama was developed to support our regional industries in obtaining and training the best workforce possible. Apprenticeships are a proven way for industry to develop highly skilled employees, reduce costly turnover, increase productivity, lower recruitment costs, and increase workplace safety.  Overall, it enhances existing industry operations and promotes growth.

We can help you set up both a registered DOL program or a non-registered apprentice program.  Both focused on meeting the training objectives of our company.  Our team will help with all the paperwork and set up the appropriate training and workplace balance to have a successful program.  We can even help with funding sources for the program through a strong network of partners.

Mercedes-Benz Mechatronics Program with Shelton State Community College: Mechantronics Apprentices learn how to work in robotics in production at Mercedes-Benz U.S. International. Benefits include tuition and fees assistance provided by Mercedes-Benz and the value of obtaining a quality education from Shelton State Community College. Other benefits include: paid work hours, team wear, safety shoes and any other safety gear that is needed to perform your job. Learn more here.  

Mercedes-Benz Automotive Technology Program with Shelton State Community College: The Mercedes Technician Program is focused on providing students with the fundamental skills associated with Mercedes-Benz vehicle technology. Starting pay is $16 per hour with pay increases at the 3rd and 5th semester. Benefits include tuition and fees assistance provided by Mercedes-Benz and the value of obtaining a quality education from Shelton State Community College. Other benefits include: paid work hours, team wear, safety shoes and any other safety gear that is needed to perform your job. Learn more here. 

Nucor Technical Academy with Shelton State Community College: The Nucor Technical Academy is a unique program designed to launch successful Nucor careers by providing free tuition at Shelton State Community College and housing for motivated, qualified candidates who get paid to go to class. Program participants receive a pay increase each year during the three-year program and can enter a competitive maintenance program following their training. Learn more here. 

Hunt Refining Company Operations Co-Op with Shelton State Community College: Students seeking a technical degree at Shelton State Community College can apply for Hunt’s Co-Op program. Hunt provides funding for tuition and fees at Shelton, and students earn a competitive hourly wage while in school. Students must complete 24 credit hours at Shelton State before entering the program. Learn more here. 

BF Goodrich Technical Scholar Program with Shelton State Community College: The BFGoodrich Technical Scholar program is a 3-way partnership with the Technical Scholar, Technical School (Shelton State) and BFGoodrich. The program’s focus is to provide technical students career growth opportunities that correspond with their classroom development, while providing students funding for their education. Candidates must be enrolled in an accredited, 2-year Technical Program (ILT or ELT). Learn more here. 

TJAC Local 372 Plumbers and Pipefitters Apprenticeship: Apprenticeship in the pipe trades is a highly selective program. Acceptance for training depends on the applicant’s qualifications and the manpower needs of the trade at the time of the selection process.  The actual selection and supervision of the Apprenticeship program is the responsibility of the Tuscaloosa Joint Apprentice Committee.  This committee consists of persons with considerable experience representing both management and labor.  The apprentice program is five years of technical and practical training, requiring at least 8,500 to 10,000 hours of  on-the-job training and approximately 1,250 hours of related training in the classroom.  Classes are held in Duncanville, Alabama. Learn more here. 

For more information view our Apprenticeship West Alabama brochure and video.

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