Instructor working with student on usuing a table saw

Out-of-school youth between the ages of 17-24 can receive training and credentials in CORE, carpentry, electrical, and collision repair through Bishop State’s Fix It program. Participants are trained for entry-level positions in the construction industry.

After completing an initial5-week workforce readiness course (CORE) and passing a drug screening, successful candidates will be awarded $300 to buy tools for their selected course of study. Participants will also be paid a stipend of $20 per day while completing a more focused study and on-the-job training with potential employers.

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Workforce Development Department Workforce Development Department
Philip Stiell, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Philip Stiell


CORE, carpentry, and electrical have to be taken together, which last about 15-weeks. After completing these three programs, the participants will obtain a National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) credential. The Collision Repair completers will obtain an Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR). The collision program lasts 25-weeks.

Class Offerings

Applications are being accepted now for classes that are held several times throughout the year. Only a limited number of spots are available and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Don't delay. Click on the link above to apply. You may also apply in person between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday - Thursday at our Southwest Campus located at 925 Dauphin Island Parkway; Mobile, Alabama 36605.

Fix It is a collaboration of Bishop State Community College, the Southwest Alabama Partnership for Training and Education, and the U.S. Department of Labor.

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