BANNER:
Reid State's practical nursing program aims to prepare graduates to practice safe, competent, patient-centered care in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing health care system. Congratulations to  Tamaria Primm (far left), Cheryl Cotton (center), and former Virginia College students with yellow roses (far right)  for completing requirements for a nursing degree. Despite their challenges they persevered. Their efforts would not have been possible without  the Monroeville Career Center who assisted them with obtaining WIOA funding. Click the links to learn more about their journeys to finding the career of their dreams.


E- News

August 27, 2020








Bay Minette 
 Career Center

(serving North 
Baldwin County)

201 Faulkner Dr.
Bay Minette, AL 
36507
(251) 937-4161




Brewton Career Center
(serving Escambia and Conecuh Counties)

1023 Douglas Ave 
 Suite 314
Brewton, AL 36426
(251) 867-4376




Camden Career 
Center

Itinerant Office
223-A Claiborne Street
Camden, AL 36726

Open
Tuesdays 
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Choctaw County  Career Center

Itinerant Office
 located on the campus of 
Coastal Alabama 
Community College
251 College St
Gilbertown, AL 36908

Business Hours
Wednesdays
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.



Foley Career Center

(serving South 
Baldwin County)

200 West Michigan Ave
Foley, AL 36535
251-943-1575



Jackson Career Center

(serving Clarke, Washington and
 Choctaw Counties)

205 Walker Springs Rd.
Jackson, AL. 36545
(251) 246-2453
 



Mobile Career Center

(serving Mobile County)

515 Springhill Plaza Court
Mobile, AL 36608
(251) 461-4461
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Monroeville Career Center

(serving Monroe 
and Wilcox Counties)

2119 Hwy 21 
Bypass Suite 100
Monroeville, AL 36460
(251) 575-3894



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Alabama - 8.2 %
Region 7 - 10.6%
United States 13.3%

*Seasonally Adjusted



 
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Ink Works, LLC

Utility Worker (This is an On the Job 
Training position.   Must meet OJT eligibility guidelines) 
Job# 2850744

Job Description:
The Utility Worker pulls printed apparel from finished inventory and ships the item to the customer.

Pay Rate: $10.00 to $13.00 per hour.

Work Schedule: Will work Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM. to 4:00 PM. Overtime is mandatory when needed.

Job Duties:
The Utility worker will receive an order, locate apparel to be shipped, inspect the stock for quality control, pack the item and ship the finished apparel. Will fill job orders when received. Must be able to accurately fill all orders and manage inventory. Will keep communicate when stocks run low or out of stock. Requires constant attention to details and to the quality of the work being performed.

Job Requirements:
Requires a High School Diploma or GED. Must be able to read and have basic math skills. The position requires standing for hours. Must be able to learn quickly and have problem solving skills. Requires a valid, current Driver's License, background check and drug screen.

How to Apply: (Must meet OJT eligibility guidelines)
Email a resume to gary@4inkworks.com
Call Gary Sweetin at 251-375-4568 for an appointment.
or mail a resume to Gary Sweetin, 2207 Dauphin island Parkway, Mobile, Alabama, 36605

If accepted for an "On the Job Training" (OJT) position (You must certify and meet OJT eligibility guidelines at the Alabama Career Center / Southwest Alabama Partnership for Training and Employment.) (SWAPTE)
 

News and Notes














Brenda Bright Retires

Best wishes to Mrs. Brenda Bright, Case Manager Coordinator with SWAPTE. After 40 years working for employment and training programs, she's put down the pen and closed her case files. She looks forward to spending time with family, traveling and spoiling her grandkids. Thank you for your service and we will miss you!







OJT Job Postings


On-the-Job Training (OJT)
as of 8/27/2020
 
To apply for these positions, please visit www.joblink.alabama.gov or click here. If accepted for an "On the Job Training" (OJT) position, you must certify and meet OJT eligibility guidelines at the Alabama Career Center / Southwest Alabama Partnership for Training and Employment (SWAPTE).
 
 
 
HVAC Technician- HVAC Installer and HVAC Helper . Occupation: Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanics and Installers. Location: Semmes, AL - 36575 . Job Description and Duties: Experienced HVAC Technician, HVAC Installer and HVAC Helper needed. Will work with an Installer and Helper to replace and install residential and light commercial HVAC systems including equipment and duct work. Will perform a wide variety of HVAC Duct Work installations and repairs for heating and air conditioning systems.The HVAC Helper must be able to follow directions and complete tasks in an efficient manner.  The HVAC Technician, HVAC Installer and HVAC Helper must understand how to provide the quality customer service be professional on the job site.  Pay Rate: Technician and Installer $18.00 to $19.00 per hour, depending on experience. Helper $13.00 per hour. Work Schedule:  7:30 AM. to 9.00 PM. How to Apply: Email a resume to cnorton@air-specialty.com. Refer to job order # Job# 2857800.
 
 
Security Guard - Community Security Services. Job description: Mostly vehicle patrol with occasional foot patrol in a neighborhood. Occasional parking enforcement. 7 days a week. Day into evening shifts. Daily shift reports required. Must be personable and good with people. Pay Rate: $9.00 per hour 
Work Location: Prichard Housing Work Schedule: Will work 35 plus hours per week. Will work from 8:00 AM. to 7:00 PM. Job Duties Security is a 24/7 industry with 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts giving our employees the flexibility to balance work/life needs. Our security officers are employed at client sites throughout Mobile and surrounding areas to help protect our clients' property, their valuables and their employees. This is achieved through patrolling, monitoring and reporting techniques by exercising vigilance, integrity and helpfulness (our core company values). Job Requirements: Minimum age of 18 (21 years of age if applying for an armed position). Proof of eligibility to work in the United States. High school diploma/GED (or agreement to complete a GED program within six months of hire). Requires a valid Driver's License and a reliable means of transportation. Refer to job order # 2797019.
 

Prop Finisher (Stage Props) Denny Manufacturing. (This is an On the Job Training position. Must meet OJT eligibility guidelines) $12.50 to $16.00 depending on experience. Overtime is available. Job Description: Work as a Prop Finisher. Receives props in a near finished condition. Paints and stains props to achieve realistic appearing product. Performs quality control and prepares product for shipping. Refer to job order # 2859516.
 
Shipping Clerk- Denny Manufacturing.  Shipping Clerk prepares outgoing packages for shipment utilizing UPS and/or FedEx shipping software as well as numerous LTL freight carriers. Pay Rate:  $10.00 to $13.00 per hour. Work Schedule:  Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM. to 5:00 PM.  Overtime available but not mandatory. Benefits: Discussed during the interview. Job Duties: Prepare outgoing product to be shipped. Job Requirements:  (This is an On the Job Training position. Must meet OJT eligibility guidelines) Requires one year of experience working in a Clerk position. Requires a valid, current Driver's License. Requires a background check and drug screen. Knowledge of postal and commercial shipping methods and procedures. Heavy lifting ( 35 - 70 LBS.) Must be able to stand for long periods of time and be able to safely bend and reach overhead. Must be able to work under deadline pressure. Ability to stand for duration of shift. Candidate must be friendly, courteous, and trustworthy. Effective listening, speaking, interpersonal and written skills are a must. Ability to work to meet deadlines. Ability and willingness to learn and problem solve. Experience with UPS worldship and Fed Ex ship manager is a plus. How to Apply: Email a resume to acassity@dennymfg.com.  Refer to job order #2858875.
 
Administrative Assistant - Diamond-N-The Rough, LLC. Salary-$12.00 and $15.00
Answer and direct phone calls: Organize and schedule meetings and appointments: Maintain contact lists: Produce and distribute correspondence memos, letters, faxes and forms: Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports: Develop and maintain a filing system: Order office supplies: Submit and reconcile expense reports: Provide general support to visitors: Provide information by answering questions and requests: Take dictation: Research and creates presentations: Generate reports: Handle multiple projects: Prepare and monitor invoices: Ensure operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements: calling for repairs: maintaining equipment inventories: evaluating new equipment and techniques: Maintain supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level: anticipating needed supplies: placing and expediting orders for supplies: verifying receipt of supplies: Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops: Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed: Carry out administrative duties such as filing, typing. copying, binding, scanning etc. Refer to job order #2856098
 
Member Representative. Diamond-N-The Rough LLC. Pay Rate:  $12.00 to $15.00 per hour .Work Schedule:  Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM. to 5:00 PM.  35+ hours per week.  
Job Description: Member Representative is the first point of contact for all membership related questions, requests, and concerns. The Member Service Representative's responsibilities include answering and directing phone calls, assisting with membership related issues, resolving complaints, and processing transactions. Must be comfortable communicating with customers face to face, answering phones, knowing and able to convey every aspect of membership to potential customers and current members. Refer to job order #2856112.
 
Construction Helper  - Robert Dueitt Construction LLC. Job Description: Work as a Construction Laborer learning how to perform home improvement repairs, renovations, additions and remodeling. Learning to work as part of a construction team with a good attitude. Pay Rate: $11.00 to $14.00 per hour. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 35 to 40 hours per week. Starting at 7 to 8:00 AM. to 3:30 / 4:30 PM. Job Duties: Depending on experience, will be setting up the tools for the work to be performed. Listening to the Supervisor on what work is to be performed, and what my duties are while working at the job site.  After the work is completed cleaning up the site and putting away the tools. How to Apply:  Email a resume to wdueitt@comcast.net  or  Call 251-776-0457 for an appointment. Refer to job order# 2850490.
 
Roofer (Commercial / Residential Trainee OR Helper / Construction Laborer) - Job Description: Work as a (Commercial / Residential Trainee) $12.00 to $20.00 per hour. DOE Work as a Construction Laborer and train to work as a Commercial Roofer for a Roofing Company. Job Duties: Work as a Roofer or General Laborer and learn to install roofing systems on commercial and residential buildings. Job Requirements: (Must meet OJT eligibility guidelines) Requires some previous construction experience. Requires working at heights. Will be bending, stooping, climbing, hauling, stacking and performing general cleanup. Requires a current, valid Driver's License. Requires a background check and drug screen. (Some positions do not require a background check.) Transportation provided from the Mill Street Office to the worksite. How to Apply: Apply in person at 2911 Mill Street, Mobile, Alabama, 36607, to complete an application. Refer to job order# 2856321.
 
Davcor Aviation Services  Aircraft Fuel Tank Technician - Job Description: Davcor Aviation Services is currently looking for entry level Mechanics and Experienced Technicians in the Mobile, AL area and throughout the US. Pay Rate: $12.00 to $20.00 per hour Depending on experience. Overtime is available. Work Schedule: 40 hours per week with overtime available, Monday through Friday.  3 shifts (day / evening / night). Job Duties: Will work as an Aircraft Fuel Tank Technician who is mechanically inclined and have at least 2 years aircraft maintenance experience. How to Apply:  Requires meeting the OJT eligibility guidelines. Email a resume to cdavis@davcoraviation.com. Refer to  job order # 2859535.
 
House HunterDiamond-N-the-Rough LLC  Job Description: House Hunting is driving through neighborhoods or online research, locating homes that are for sale, for rent, for sale by owner, and abandoned or dilapidated. The house hunter is important to our business by providing housing opportunities for our members that other companies are unable to find. Pay Rate:  $12.00 to $15.00 per hour. Work Schedule:  Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM. to 5:00 PM.  35+ hours per week.  Job Duties: Searching for homes for our members: Keeping a list of homes: Notifying management of promising homes: Communicating with home owners: Attending and participating in meetings, training and presentations: Locate homes in specific areas: Organize and schedule meetings and appointments: Provide information by answering questions and requests: Generate reports: Handle multiple projects: Reply to email, telephone or face to face inquiries. Refer to job order # 2856013.
 
Carpenter-BELFOR Property Restoration. Occupation: Construction and Extraction Occupations. This position is responsible to provide operational support in reconstruction efforts for clients. Qualified candidates must be well grounded in fundamentals of carpentry and tool usage. Their primary learning mode is OJT through experience and interaction with intermediate and advance carpenters. Basic Carpenters have three development levels; (1) improve supervisory skills from small unskilled labor crews to larger crews that include BELFOR personnel and skilled subcontractors; (2) become increasingly competent with carpenter tools and BELFOR equipment; and (3) develop a basic understanding of field operation tasks specific to restoration industry. This position is the level 1 in the Progressive Carpenter track. This position will move to Carpenter- Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced after successful completion of required BELFOR New Hire Training. Responsibilities: Must be able to take direction from experienced carpenter and supervisor. Move and protect contents without damage. Construct appropriate containment for construction dust, dirt and airborne contaminant in working area. Using appropriate tools and accepted BELFOR methods, perform tasks related to floodcutting, salvaging and labeling baseboards, cabinets, doors, etc. Develop full material knowledge as it relates to types, purposes, grades and uses for trims, doors, cabinetry. Develop proficiency in installation of various forms of insulation. Develop under supervision full knowledge of Framing, Trim installation, cabinetry installation. Develop under supervision ability to "dry-in" a building as it relates to roofing material installation. Learn and understand MSDS protocols for chemicals used during mitigation processes. Refer to job order # 3826.

Truck Mechanic Assistant. Whitfield Trucking. Between 11.00 and $14.00 Per Hour Job duties.  Performing routine maintenance on heavy and tractor trailer trucks. Maintenance will consist of oil changes, checking batteries and lubricating parts. Position also requires repairing and maintaining trucks and trailers, inspecting equipment to identify problems or defects. Candidate must possess the knowledge to evaluate and test vehicles to make sure that they comply with safety rules and regulations. Candidate also must have knowledge of machines and tools and how to use them. Must be able to follow directions and work well with others. Candidate must be able to pass a drug screen and background check. Refer to job order #2856618.
            
General Laborer - Employer: Whitfield Trucking. Location: Eight Mile, AL. General Laborer will require the skills and abilities to maintain lawn, wash truck and trailers, and to run errands. Must be able to operate lawnmower and trimmer. Must be able to climb ladder to wash the tops of 18 wheelers. Position will require learning other duties. Valid driver's license is needed...Refer to job order # 2674430.
Truck Mechanic Assistant- Whitfield Trucking. Between 11.00 and $14.00 Per Hour Job duties.  Performing routine maintenance on heavy and tractor trailer trucks. Maintenance will consist of oil changes, checking batteries and lubricating parts. Position also requires repairing and maintaining trucks and trailers, inspecting equipment to identify problems or defects. Candidate must possess the knowledge to evaluate and test vehicles to make sure that they comply with safety rules and regulations. Candidate also must have knowledge of machines and tools and how to use them. Must be able to follow directions and work well with others. Candidate must be able to pass a drug screen and background check. Refer to job order #2856618.
Office Clerk -Whitfield Trucking. Eight Mile, AL   $11.00 To $14.00 per Hour. The Office Clerk will be responsible to assist with answering phones, filing, bookkeeping, billing and data input. Must have the skills to operate office equipment, answer phone calls, schedule appointments, use database system and perform filing. Knowledge of computer, bookkeeping and how to handle business transactions are necessary. Requires a current, valid Driver's License. Candidate must be able to pass a drug screen and background check. Refer to job order # 2856741.
 
 
CDL Truck Driver (OJT) -Whitfield Trucking. $12.00 To $16.00 per Hour         
Drive a tractor trailer combination with at least 26,000 pounds of gross weight. Requires a Class A Commercial Driver's License. Driver is expected to check vehicle, follow safety procedures, inspect loads , maintain loads and secure cargo. Position requires a clean MVR, 2 years of experience, stepping up and down periodically and using a tarp or chain to bind loads. Candidate must be able to pass a drug screen and background check. All qualified applicants need to complete an application at the Career Center and then fax the application and resume to employer. Position is an on-the-job training position and candidate must meet requirements to participate in OJT.   Refer to job order # 2851628.


General Production Worker Vulcan Inc. This job classification requires the employee to work in all phases of the company's manufacturing process which includes, but is not limited to, the op eration of machinery and equipment, material handling, production, shipping and janitorial duties. The work site depends on the company's production requirements. The employee must be physically able to work 8-12 hour shifts in the heat and humidity. In an average 8-hour shift, an employee at a work station should be able to sit for approximately 1-1.5 hours, stand for 5-5.5 hours, walk for 1-1.5 hours and drive for .1-.5 hours. The employee must be able to work any scheduled shift within a 24-hour period, as required by their plant. The employee must have the ability to read, write, calculate, and follow oral and written instructions. Production jobs at Vulcan involve working in a plant environment that may require walking or standing for prolonged periods; the use of hands and fingers to perform a variety of tasks; the ability to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and the use of heavy production machinery and lifting devices that range in size and scope. Essential functions of each job generally are performed in an environment with a range of temperatures, noise levels, and potential hazards that require caution, the use of required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and strict adherence to established protocols. Certain jobs may require lifting an average of 50 pounds with or without assistance. Refer to job order # 2852588.
 
 
Maintenance Technician - Community Action Agency of South Alabama. Daphne, AL - 36526
between $10.68 and  $15.02- SUMMARY:  Under the direction of the Site Supervisor and/or the Maintenance Supervisor, the maintenance technician will perform all cleaning and job related services necessary to the departments operation. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Performs all cleaning duties and makes minor repairs (i.e., replace washers in faucets, replacing toilet parts, repairing door handles and window panes, etc.) in the Head Start Center. Inspects buildings and grounds and removes all debris that may cause unsafe conditions and must be able to perform yard work inclusive of cutting hedges, mowing, hoeing a garden, pruning, weeding, fertilizing, etc. Must have the ability to maintain inventory and request janitorial supplies. Refer to job order # 2851864.
 
 
Landscape Technician & Landscape Foreman. Greer Gardens, LLC $20 K-$40 K. Will maintain landscapes using power equipment and all tools associated with keeping grounds groomed. Landscape Foreman will install irrigation systems and plant selected plants. Employer prefers one year of experience installing irrigation systems and plants. Requires a valid driver's license and requires passing a background check and drug screen. Requires a good attitude and a willingness to learn. Must be able to tolerate all types of weather conditions. Refer to job order # 2852221.


 
CNC Operator . Mack Manufacturing, Inc. Location: Theodore, AL - 36590
This position is an on-the-job training position. Applicant must meet WIOA eligibility guidelines. Position involves the machining of steel parts on CC mills and lathes. There is some minor CNC programming involved along with the use of precision measuring equipment. Review program specifications or blueprints to determine and set machine operations and sequencing, finished workpiece dimensions, or numerical control sequences. The position requires 2 years of experience. Driver's license and a drug screen are required. Complete an application online athttps://mackmfg.com/employment-application. Refer to job order # 2853129.
 
CDL Truck Driver (OJT). Whitfield Trucking . Pay rate: $12.00 and $16.00 Per Hour . Drive a tractor trailer combination with at least 26,000 pounds of gross weight. Requires a Class A Commercial Driver's License. Driver is expected to check vehicle, follow safety procedures, inspect loads , maintain loads and secure cargo. Position requires a clean MVR, 2 years of experience, stepping up and down periodically and using a tarp or chain to bind loads. Candidate must be able to pass a drug screen and background check. All qualified applicants need to complete an application at the Career Center and then fax the application and resume to employer. Position is an on-the-job training position and candidate must meet requirements to participate in OJT. Refer to job order #2851628.
 
Ink Works, LLC - Utility Worker  (This is an On the Job Training position. Must meet OJT eligibility guidelines).  Pay Rate: $10.00 to $13.00 per hour. Job Description: The Utility Worker pulls printed apparel from finished inventory and ships the item to the customer. Job Duties:  The Utility worker will receive an order, locate apparel to be shipped, inspect the stock for quality control, pack the item and ship the finished apparel. Will fill job orders when received. Must be able to accurately fill all orders and manage inventory. Will keep communicate when stocks run low or out of stock. Requires constant attention to details and to the quality of the work being performed. Refer to job order # 2850744.
 
Construction Helper  (This is an On the Job Training position. Must meet OJT eligibility guidelines) Robert Dueitt Construction, LLC. Rate: $11.00 to $14.00 per hour. Job Description: Work as a Construction Laborer learning how to perform home improvement repairs, renovations, additions and remodeling. Learning to work as part of a construction team with a good attitude. Job Duties: Depending on experience, will be setting up the tools for the work to be performed. Listening to the Supervisor on what work is to be performed, and what my duties are while working at the job site.  After the work is completed cleaning up the site and putting away the tools. How to Apply:  Email a resume to wdueitt@comcast.net  or Call 251-776-0457 for an appointment. Refer to job order # Job #: 2850490.
 
Marketing Manager - Diamond-N-The Rough LLC. Pay Rate:  $10.00 to $15.00 per hour
Work Schedule:  Monday through Friday, 9:30 AM. to 5:00 PM.  35+ hours per week.  
Job Duties: Preparing, planning and project managing the publication of all publicity material to maximize brand promotion: Creating marketing campaigns and working with the company's housing department to see them executed: Creating and developing new innovative ways to communicate the company message to their existing customers: Contributing to the annual sales and marketing plan: Planning and project managing marketing events and evaluating their success: Evaluating the effectiveness of all marketing activity: Developing and implementing an internal marketing program: Supporting the marketing manager in day to day marketing activities: Plan, develop and deliver campaigns as agreed within timescales: generate marketing reports and compare to sales reports to evaluate marketing campaign effectiveness: Respond to potential customers on all forms of marketing social media (Facebook. Instagram. YouTube, etc.) Refer to job order #2856038.
 
Laborer - Denny Manufacturing. General laborer performing strenuous physical work for manufacturing company. Pay Rate: $10.00 to $12.00 per hour. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM. to 
5:00 PM. Must be able to work weekends as needed. Benefits: Discussed during the interview. Job Duties: Measure, mark, and cut fabrics. Finishing of printed goods such as banners and backdrops. Maintain clean work area, follow directions and perform duties as requested. Daily trash removal, folding large sheets of fabric, using razor knifes and must be able to read a tape measure. Unloading incoming trucks, making boxes, and packing products for outgoing shipments. Refer to job order # 2760154.
 

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Baldwin County
 Keniesha Fields 
Bay Minette Career Center
Phone: 251-937-4161

Kristi Mitchell  
Foley Career Center 
Phone: 251-943-1575  

Escambia County
Marion Harrison 
Brewton Career Center
Phone: 251-867-3247

Clarke, Choctaw and Washington Counties
Sheila Thompson
Jackson Career Center 
Phone: 251-246-2453

Mobile County
Stephanie Shepard Oaks 
Mobile Career Center
 email: shepard@swapte.org 
Phone:  251- 432-0909 ext. 146

Cassandra Odom  
Mobile Career Center
email: codom@swapte.org    
Phone: 251- 432-0909 ext. 147
 

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Southwest Alabama Partnership for Training and Employment SWAPTE underwrites regional workforce development activities with funding from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in partnership with the Alabama Department of Labor 
(Alabama Career Center) and the Alabama Department of Commerce.


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