Through a partnership with Garrison Steel, Jefferson State Dual Enrollment Students from five high schools have been learning Iron Worker Training at Jefferson State’s St. Clair-Pell City Campus.
Students from Pell City High School, Talladega City High School, Lincoln High School, St.Clair County High School, and Asheville High School have just finished the eight-week level one training. These students will take level two training from March 4 to May 4.
The dual enrollment classes are being taught by Garrison Steel Erectors and Fabricators Owner and CEO John Garrison. Mr. Garrison has built some of the most complex projects in the southeastern United States. Garrison Steel is an AISC Certified Steel Fabricator and Advanced Steel Erector through the AISC.
“These classes are the first step for the future of an industry in need of capable entry-level workers,” said Garrison. “We believe these students are setting the path for future construction related programs to flourish in our state.”
Students completing dual enrollment classes receive both high school and college credit. The courses available are determined by the contract with the high school. Students must meet all course prerequisites prior to registration. Prerequisites may be met by achieving required minimum scores on the placement test or ACT Test.
“Rest assured the nation will be fully immersed in construction programs like this within five years or less,” said Garrison. “These students are ‘First Movers’ and deserve to be recognized.”
For more information on Jefferson State’s Iron Worker Training, contact Mike Safavi at (205) 856-7847 or [email protected].