Alabama Department of Labor

Maritime Job Training Programs Available in the Mobile Area

We’re excited you are looking at becoming a qualified, trained, maritime employee! Please visit any of the listed sites below for more information on available training and requirements. You may additionally contact the Mobile Career Center at 251-461-4146 for additional assistance and to help you plan your maritime career! You can also visit the Mobile Career Center on Facebook HERE.

Bishop State Community College:

AIDT (Alabama Industrial Development Training):
The AIDT Maritime Training Center offers the following courses/classes to individuals:

NCCER Core Curriculum
NCCER Structural Fitting
NCCER Structural Welding
NCCER Pipefitting
NCCER TIG Welding Plate & Pipe
Intermediate Blueprint Reading

AutoCAD Skills Assessment
Marine Design
Ship Constructor

Maritime Foundations
Interview Skills

All applications are taken online at A course catalog is also available on the AIDT website and

Mobile Works:

Training Scholarships

Mobile Works provides tuition assistance in the form of a grant for short term training programs. We partner with area colleges and schools to get job seekers the skills to position them to compete for jobs. For example, if you want to be a nurse and can’t afford nursing school. Mobile Works could pay your tuition (must meet eligibility requirements- $12,000 maximum in tuition assistance) in hopes of you getting the skills and training to become a nurse. After completing nursing school and becoming a licensed nurse, you’re now positioned to compete for a job as a nurse. Job seekers win by getting employed. Please see the attached link to learn more about our programs contact a representative listed on the brochure (251.461.4485).

On-the-Job Training (OJT)

On-the-Job Training program allows Mobile Works to partner with businesses hiring. We pay up a portion of the wages during the training period as an incentive for the employer to hire.

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