September 09, 2019
Bevill State Community College is proud to announce the launch of a new Manufactured Home Installation Training class on the Hamilton Campus. Invited guests will attend a launch reception on Thursday, September 26th, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Bevill Business and Community Center located at 1481 Military Street S, Hamilton, AL 35570. The event is open to the press.
Deputy Director of the Alabama Manufactured Housing Association, Lance Latham, says, “This is a great opportunity for someone looking for a steady job that can pay really well. Installers play a key role in the manufactured housing industry and are a critical part of helping families all over Alabama achieve the American Dream of owning their own home. So, this new program is an exciting opportunity, and we are grateful to the leadership at Bevill State Community College for working with our industry to make this program a reality.”
Participants are taught by subject matter experts, utilizing a combination of structured classroom instruction and live work opportunities. The training has been developed through cooperation between Bevill State Community College, Alabama Manufactured Housing Commission leadership, and industry experts from Clayton Homes.
The inaugural class begins on September 24 and will meet two nights a week for ten weeks. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from Bevill State Community College, and be prepared to work with Certified Home Installers, and/or to take the Alabama Manufactured Housing Commission Certified Installer Exam. The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that Alabama installers average over $18 per hour, with top installers earning over $22 an hour, nationally.
“This is what Bevill State does best. Industry representatives approached us regarding the need for expanded, in-depth training in manufactured home installation. Our team worked with industry experts to develop a benchmark training program that addresses every aspect of installation,” Al Moore, Dean of Workforce Solutions and Economic Development for BSCC said regarding the endeavor. “Alabama manufacturers are producing an outstanding quality and style of home that deserves the best in installation practices. Future installers will leave this training better prepared for their career and customers will benefit from a higher quality of installation. This is a win for everyone involved.”