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Education & Training

A highly skilled workforce and excellent training programs are just two of many assets that make the Mobile area the perfect location for a business to expand. Among the diverse industries with the highest skilled employees are aviation/aerospace, shipbuilding, steel, manufacturing and healthcare. Below are links to resources for those seeking training opportunities in these industries and more:

K-12 Education


Mobile County Public School System – 251-221-4000

The Mobile County Public School System serves more than 60,000 students in 90 schools. It is also the largest employer in Mobile County. MCPSS has two International Baccalaureate (IB) high schools and a magnet program serving students in K-12 grades.

 

To ensure a trained workforce pipeline for Mobile’s top industries, the school system implemented its Signature Academy programs at all 12 high schools. Each Academy combines rigorous, relevant curriculum with real-world and hands-on experiences to engage students in potential future careers. MCPSS offers the following Signature Academy programs:

  • Aviation and Aerospace Academy – B.C. Rain High School
  • Health Career Academy – Blount High School
  • Manufacturing, Industry and Technology Academy – Citronelle High School
  • Teaching and Learning Academy – Mary G. Montgomery High School
  • Center for International Studies Academy – Murphy High School
  • Maritime, Engineering and Academy – Williamson High School
  • Industry and Engineering Academy – Theodore High School
  • Coastal Studies Academy – Alma Bryant High School
  • Maritime, Engineering and Entrepreneurship Academy – Williamson High School
  • Advanced Careers Academy – Baker High School
  • Engineering Pathways Integration Curriculum (EPIC) Academy – Davidson High School
  • Law, Arts and Health Services – LeFlore High School
  • Advanced Information Technology – Vigor High School

 

Alabama School of Mathematics and Science is the state’s only fully public and residential high school for sophomores, juniors and seniors seeking advanced studies in math, science and humanities. Tuition, room and board are free.

 

Parochial Schools

The area has a large parochial school system operated by the Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile, including McGill -Toolen Catholic High School, St. Mary’s Catholic School and Little Flower Catholic School. Many other schools are operated through churches or private boards. In all, there are more than 40 private and denominational schools in Mobile.

 

Mobile Area Chamber member private and parochial schools include:

Catholic School System Board of Catholic Education – 251-438-4611

352 Government St., Mobile

There are eight elementary schools and one high school in Mobile County.

Little Flower Catholic School – 251-479-5761

Pre-K (3&4), K – 8

2103 Government St., Mobile

McGill-Toolen Catholic High School – 251-445-2900

Grades 9 – 12

1501 Old Shell Road, Mobile

St. Luke’s Episcopal School – 251-666-2991

Pre-K – 12

3975 Japonica Lane, Mobile

St. Mary’s Catholic School – 251-433-9904

Grades K – 8

107 N. Lafayette St., Mobile

St. Paul’s Episcopal School – 251-342-6700

Grades Pre-K – 12

161 Dogwood Lane, Mobile

UMS-Wright Preparatory School – 251-479-6551

Grades Pre-K – 12

65 N. Mobile St., Mobile

 

Colleges

 

The Mobile area is home to several four-year institutions and two-year community colleges and career training establishments.

 

Four-Year Colleges and Universities

 

Community Colleges

 

Technical Colleges

 

Skilled Training

A highly skilled workforce and excellent training programs are just two of many assets that make the Mobile area the perfect location for a business to expand. Among the diverse industries with the highest skilled employees are aviation/aerospace, shipbuilding, steel, manufacturing and healthcare. Below are links to resources for those seeking training opportunities in these industries:

AIDT

AIDT, the state’s workforce training program, offers comprehensive pre-employment selection and training, leadership development, on-the job training and industrial safety assessments and training – all specific to a qualifying company’s needs. In Mobile, AIDT operates the Alabama Aviation Training Center and the AIDT Maritime Training Center.

 

AIDT Aviation Training Center – 251-432-3336

AIDT Maritime Training Center – 251-405-8698

 

Programs at the Mobile campus include Airframe, Powerplant (A&P) and Avionics. An Advanced Composite Program is currently under development.

In Mobile, AIDT operates the Alabama Aviation Training Center and the AIDT Maritime Training Center.

 

Alabama Technology Network (ATN)

A part of the Alabama Community College System and Alabama’s affiliate with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership, ATN’s team of experts provides services through a variety of training options and methods. In 2014, ATN serves 377 business clients in the Mobile area and saved clients a total of $58.6 million.

 

Mobile Works – 251-432-0909

Mobile Works provides comprehensive employment, career counseling and job training services to businesses through the one-stop Alabama Career Center in Mobile. It also offers job seekers training designed to help them find better job opportunities.

Mobile Works helps local businesses leverage their training investment and add profit back to their bottom line. Mobile Works On-the-Job Training program pays up to 50 percent of costs to train a company’s eligible new hires from 11 to 26 weeks; while Mobile Works Incumbent Worker Training program pays up to 50 percent of a company’s total training costs for existing staff, up to $15,000 maximum per contract. Businesses cover the other 50 percent of costs and may provide in-kind contributions, as well as cash, toward the match.

Training Centers