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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:
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:
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.
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
The Mobile area is home to several four-year institutions and two-year community colleges and career training establishments.
Four-Year Colleges and Universities
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, 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.
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.