Birmingham-area community colleges to offer lineworker training

Birmingham-area community colleges to offer lineworker training
Bishop State Community College will now be joined by Jefferson State Community College and Lawson State Community College to offer lineworker training programs. (Dennis Washington / Alabama NewsCenter)

In Alabama, continuing to develop a well-trained workforce prepared with job-ready skills is a challenge for state leaders. Local community colleges are answering the call by providing technical training programs that prepare Alabamians to be skilled in the trades.

In 2019, Bishop State Community College in Mobile announced a partnership with Alabama Power to bring lineworker training to south Alabama. This training has expanded to central Alabama, as Jefferson State Community College and Lawson State Community College will offer lineworker training this spring.

The purpose of the programs is to prepare students across Alabama communities for rewarding careers as lineworkers. Students can learn the fundamentals of electricity as well as the math and science knowledge needed to work on power lines.

Bishop State Community College will now be joined by Jefferson State Community College and Lawson State Community College to offer lineworker training programs. (contributed)

The 9-week program prepares participants for jobs at Alabama Power and other utilities. Up to 15 students will be accepted to the program at each of the new locations.

“By partnering with local colleges on these programs, we’re able to provide quality training in Alabama communities,” said Tom McNeal, Southern Company Workforce Development Program manager. “We want to ensure that our state’s workforce has the job-ready skills to succeed not only for today, but for the future.”


Potential students who want to apply or learn more about the program should contact:

Jefferson State Center for Workforce Education

205-856-7917     *** Applications deadline, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020

Lawson State Workforce Development

205-925-2515     *** Applications deadline, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020

Bishop State Workforce Division

251-405-7082     *** Applications deadline, Wednesday, March 4, 2020

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