Manufacturing Apprenticeship Programs

Central Six Alabama Works

An apprenticeship program is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where an individual can obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, mentorship, and a portable and nationally-recognized credential. As an apprentice, you will “earn as you learn,” working full-time at an employer company and attending class two nights a week at a local community college. The following apprenticeship programs focus on careers in the manufacturing industry: welding, machining, and industrial maintenance. The apprenticeships will launch August of 2019 alongside the beginning of the fall semester at Lawson State and Jefferson State Community Colleges.

 

Those interested in one of the apprenticeship programs may apply online below. All applications are due by Monday, July 15th by 5:00 PM. An individual can apply for multiple programs but can only be an apprentice in one. In addition, please download and complete the WIOA Customer Information Form (WIOA Customer Information Form). Please email the completed form to Susan Kozlowski at susan.kozlowski@alcc.alabama.gov prior to your interview or bring the completed form in-person to the interview.

Following your application, you will be notified by email with additional information, including interview dates for the programs. If you have any questions, please visit our FAQ section or contact Kristen Holder at kholder@centralsix.org or 205-719-3243.

Welding Apprenticeship Program

Three-Year Program

An apprentice in the Welding Apprenticeship Program will learn the skills needed for a career in welding. A welding apprentice will learn to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products as specified by layouts, blueprints, diagrams, work orders, welding procedures, or oral instructions using hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment. Apprentices will learn welding components in flat, vertical, and overhead positions; laying out, positioning, aligning, and securing parts prior to assembly: using straightedges, combination squares, calipers, and rulers; and operating safety equipment while using safe work habits.

Machining Apprenticeship Program

Four-Year Program

An apprentice in the Machinist Apprenticeship Program will learn the skills needed for a career in machining. A machining apprentice will learn to set up and operate a variety of machine tools to produce precision parts and instruments. Machinists may also fabricate and modify parts to make or repair machine tools or maintain industrial machines. Students must be able to apply knowledge of mechanics, mathematics, metal properties, layout, and machining procedures. On the job, machinists calculate dimensions or tolerances, using instruments such as micrometers or vernier calipers; machine parts to specifications, using machine tools, such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, or grinders; and set up, adjust, or operate basic or specialized machine tools used to perform precision machining operations.

Industrial Maintenance Program

Four-Year Program

An apprentice in the Industrial Maintenance Apprenticeship Program will learn the skills needed for a career in industrial maintenance. An industrial maintenance apprentice will learn maintenance and safety for a manufacturing environment. Industrial Maintenance will focus primarily on the maintenance of machinery, including: precision measurement, machinery alignment, bearings and seals, pumps, fans, blowers, conveyors, etc. Industrial maintenance apprentices will also learn welding skills, piping, hydraulics, and pneumatics.

APPLICATION FOR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
All applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status.

Manufacturing Apprenticeship Program

Personal Information

YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT VERIFICATION OF THE LEGAL RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES WITHIN THREE (3) BUSINESS DAYS BEGINNING WITH YOUR FIRST DAY OF WORK IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE IMMIGRATION REFORM AND CONTROL ACT OF 1986.

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GENERAL NOTICE

I authorize the company to investigate my background as well as any statements made in this application, including but not limited to communication with all my former employers, school officials, and persons named as references, and any representation I make in the course of my post‐offer fitness for duty examination, and I hereby release from liability all persons, companies or corporations supplying any information concerning me including my employment history. This does not apply to a consumer background check by a third‐party which may also be conducted independently.

I understand that my employment is contingent upon meeting any necessary prescribed medical examinations, background and reference checks and other requirements for the position as determined by the company, and I agree to submit to a Company paid physical examination by a medical doctor designated by the company if requested. The physical examination may include a medically approved laboratory test for the detection or alcohol and/or illegal and illicit drugs, the presence of which may affect my performance as an employee, and may be grounds for denying employment.

I understand, that upon commencement of employment (if such is offered), I may be required to agree to a confidentiality agreement.

I understand that all answers given on my application for employment are subject to verification and that, should I be employed by the company, any misrepresentations or omissions of fact on this application or in the course of my post‐offer fitness for duty examination may result in immediate termination of my employment.

If employed, I understand that, except as may be modified by an applicable collective bargaining agreement, my employment will be at‐will, which means that it may be terminated at any time, with or without cause, and with or without notice, by me or the company.