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ABC of Alabama Encourages Your Support of the Academy of Craft Training

Workforce Development

Who we are:

Three years ago, Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama’s member contractors in partnership with the State of Alabama’s K-12 education system and Alabama’s Economic Development arm AIDT established the Academy of Craft Training. The ACT’s mission is to recruit, educate and guide high school students for educational and employment opportunities in the construction industry.

What we do:

Focusing on High School Juniors and Seniors, students receive NCCER training in Building Construction, Masonry, HVAC, Welding and Electrical trades. Currently ACT has over 230 students enrolled for the 2018/2019 school year. ACT has over 24 local area schools from 3 counties in the Birmingham area participating in the program.

How can you help / get involved?

Employ our students- ACT offer internships over Winter, Spring and Summer breaks. This is a proven way that exposes our students to various industries and trades before they graduate their Senior year.
Take a tour/ spread the word- Come out and see first hand what ACT is about and how you can get involved.
Help us recruit and interview prospective students- as you can imagine, it takes a lot of work to screen and interview applicants for next year’s class. All this is contractor driven.
Interested in establishing ACT in your area- ACT is a contractor driven program for workforce that is succeeding. If you are interested in how ACT can expand to your area please contact us on steps necessary.

Who to contact:
Mark McCord- mmcord@academyofcrafttraining.org
Todd Walker- todd@abc-alabama.org

Here’s a video celebrating last year’s signing day that shows what ACT is really about!
“Inside These Walls”

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