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Training program in Tuscaloosa aims to help trade workers

Skilled Trades of West Alabama


TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Aspiring plumbers, electricians and other trade workers will get a chance to advance their skills under a new apprenticeship program launched in Tuscaloosa. 

The Tuscaloosa News reports that the program by the nonprofit group Skilled Trades of West Alabama will hold an orientation session Monday for its first class of about 70 trainees.

The goal is to help people working as helpers in the electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning and alarm trades become experts in those fields, boosting their wages and increasing the supply of skilled labor for local contractors.


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