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By: Anderson Horn Staff Writer

 

Want to learn about a trade? Now you can! One of the options for all rising juniors and seniors is to learn off campus through the Academy of Craft Training program. 

The Academy is a public/private partnership between the Commercial Construction industry and Alabama's education System. This program teaches a total of two hundred and fifty students throughout thirty-two different schools skills that they can use to get  jobs in construction. 

The Academy's goal is to recruit students to the trades, so they can have more opportunities to succeed in the construction industry by learning from construction industry professionals. Some students can even work as interns and even receive jobs after graduating. 

Thomas Lutrell is a current Junior and says, “I’ve done this for almost a year now, and I plan on doing it again next year for my senior year.”

The Academy teaches many different trades including construction, electrical, HVAC, interior and exterior finishes, plumbing, and welding. The Academy uses the NCCER curriculum (National Center for Construction Education and Research), a curriculum that was supported by numerous industry professionals. They did this to create a safe and productive environment for students to learn. 

If you choose to participate in this program then you will receive three credits at the end of the year. These students will take classes each semester that interests them while also earning a math credit. This will allow all students to meet the requirements for the Alabama Highschool Diploma. However, If College is not in your career plan then this is a great opportunity for you. This course will enable students to not only enter the workforce immediately after graduation but also excel in this field.

The Academy teaches many different trades including construction, electrical, HVAC, interior and exterior finishes, plumbing, and welding. The Academy uses the NCCER curriculum (National Center for Construction Education and Research), a curriculum that was supported by numerous industry professionals. They did this to create a safe and productive environment for students to learn.

If you choose to participate in this program then you will receive three credits at the end of the year. These students will take classes each semester that interests them while also earning a math credit. This will allow all students to meet the requirements for the Alabama Highschool Diploma. However, If College is not in your career plan then this is a great opportunity for you. This course will enable students to not only enter the workforce immediately after graduation but also excel in this field.