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Construction Training Classes Now Offered at Wallace Community College

Wallace Community College to offer training and certification courses for construction industry students

DOTHAN, Ala. (Dec. 7, 2018) — Wallace Community College announced they will now offer three training and certification programs for students intending to enter the construction industry. Go Build Alabama, an ongoing campaign of the Alabama Construction Institute, has partnered with Wallace to help promote these new courses, which received funding through the Alabama Construction Craft Training Board.

Students can enroll in one or more of three courses offered — OSHA 10 Construction Certification, NCCER Core Curriculum and NCCER Electrical Level 1 training. Scholarships are available to qualified participants.

Introduction to Construction Training and Certification Courses

Wallace Community College
1141 Wallace Drive, Dothan, AL 36303

OHSA 10 Construction Certification
Enrollment: Nov. 1–Dec. 20, 2018
Training: Jan. 7-10, 2019

NCCER Core Curriculum
Enrollment: Nov. 1, 2018-Jan. 4, 2019
Training: Jan. 14-March 21, 2019

NCCER Electrical Level 1
Enrollment: Nov. 1, 2018-March 15, 2019
Training: March 21-Aug. 16, 2019
“We are honored to be awarded a grant allowing us to host students wanting to further their trade education,” said Joe Johnson, director of Workforce Development at Wallace Community College. “Adequate training is a crucial part of developing a skilled, dedicated workforce in our state, and Wallace is committed to help achieve that goal.”

Courses are designed to teach students about the basics of commercial and industrial construction. All tools and materials will be provided.

“We are excited for these new opportunities that Wallace Community College is offering to students pursuing a career in the construction field,” said Jason Phelps, executive director of Go Build Alabama. “There are more than 7 million Americans employed in the construction trade, and it is our goal to encourage and educate those that will continue to develop this industry.”

For more information or to apply for the courses, please call 334.556.2203.

About Wallace Community College
Wallace Community College is a member of the Alabama Community College System, which is the state’s single largest system of public higher education. With campuses in Dothan and Eufaula, Wallace enrolls 4,700 credit students every term in its academic, health, and career technical programs. The College also serves approximately 3,000 students annually through adult education, workforce training programs, and continuing education. Area high school students take dual enrollment courses through Wallace to get an early start on their college education. 

About Go Build Alabama
ACRI launched the Go Build campaign in August of 2010 in effort to prepare for the anticipated shortage as older tradesmen leave the workforce. One-third of all skilled tradesmen in the construction industry are over the age of 50. With their retirement on the horizon, training programs are not producing enough young workers to replace those exiting the industry. The Go Build campaign aims to recruit the next generation of skilled construction trade workers. Visit GoBuildAlabama.com for more.

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