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Selma Board of Education partners with Alabama Homebuilders

The Selma Board of Education is partnering with the Alabama Home Builders Foundation to offer a free eight-week basic residential carpentry course to adults in the city and Dallas County.

The course will take place on Monday and Wednesday evenings between 6-8 p.m. from September 13 through November 8 at Selma High School.

Classes will be done through classroom instruction and hands-on application, cover the basics of residential carpentry:  safety instruction, construction layout and reading blueprints, framing, window and door installation, and siding and exterior trim.

People who successfully complete the course will receive NCCER credits and a certificate of completion from the Home Builders Association of Alabama.

AHBF Foundation President Lynn Corder said there’s a market for homebuilders. “With the housing market on the upswing and the construction workforce aging, there’s an ever-increasing need for qualified, skilled tradespeople entering the home building industry,” Corder said.

“The Alabama Home Builders Foundation is excited to partner with trade schools around the state to help fill that gap through education initiatives such as our carpentry program. The students who complete the program earn a certificate and gain valuable skills that will prepare them for entering the building workforce, and our industry gains more skilled carpenters, a trade which is always in demand.”

Class size is limited. Anyone interested should contact Kory Boling at 1-800-745-4222 or email koryboling@hbaa.org for more information and to register.

Dr. Avis Williams is Selma City Schools Superintendent. Stoney Pritchett is Selma High School Principal.