Businesses find skilled workers through apprenticeship program

MONTGOMERY, AL – – Some businesses have trouble finding skilled workers in the state, but an Alabama apprenticeship program is helping fill that gap.

“There’s a skills gap for skilled labor,” said Patsy Richards, the Apprenticeship Alabama coordinator.

Apprenticeship Alabama helps students post-high school find hands-on job experience while going to school. Lewis Mills, the fixed operations director for Larry Puckett Chevrolet, said the business struggled to find workers until they participated with Apprenticeship Alabama.

“We were in need of employees,” Mills said. “They’re hard to find.”

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Shelly Jo Jacobs

Author: Shelly Jo Jacobs