On January 10, the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber hosted its first Apprenticeship Info Session to a packed room in partnership with Apprenticeship Alabama. More than 40 managers and owners learned ways their businesses can earn up to $5,000 a year when they enroll in the #apprenticeship program. Several business owners also provided testimonials about successfully enrolling in the apprenticeship program and achieving great results by training and identifying their future workforce. The day was led by Wade Thompson, Director of Membership and Workforce Development, Associated Builders and Contractors of North Alabama.
This event was geared towards small business owners involved in areas such as manufacturing, roofing, plumbing, electrical, or any industry that could benefit from hiring apprentices.
Presenters also included Michael J. Nelson, Apprenticeship & Training Representative, USDOL Office of Apprenticeship; Frank Chestnut, Apprenticeship Alabama Manager, Apprenticeship Alabama; and Katanga Mants, Apprenticeship Alabama Coordinator, Apprenticeship Alabama.
The mission of Apprenticeship Alabama is to ensure businesses and industries have the tools needed to develop an industry-driven Registered Apprenticeship (RA) program for its citizens. Whether you are an employer looking to hire, train or retain a skilled workforce, or a worker looking for a new career in a well-paying occupation, RAs can help you achieve your goals.
Visit apprenticeshipalabama.org for more information.