Registration opens for free basic carpentry course


The Alabama Home Builders Foundation has partnered with Baldwin County Schools to offer a free eight-week basic residential carpentry course to adults in the area.

The course will take place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6 – 8 p.m., from Sept. 14 through Nov. 9 at the North Baldwin Center for Technology in Bay Minette. Through classroom instruction and hands-on application, the class will cover the basics of residential carpentry such as safety instruction, construction layout and reading blueprints, framing, window and door installation, and siding and exterior trim. All who successfully complete the course will receive NCCER credits and a certificate of completion from the Home Builders Association of Alabama.

“With the housing market on the upswing and the construction workforce aging, there’s an ever-increasing need for qualified, skilled tradespeople entering the home building industry,” said Foundation President Lynn Corder. “The Alabama Home Builders Foundation is excited to partner with trade schools around the state to help fill that gap through education initiatives such as our carpentry program. The students who complete the program earn a certificate and gain valuable skills that will prepare them for entering the building workforce, and our industry gains more skilled carpenters, a trade which is always in demand.”

For details about the program and to register, contact Kory Boling, Foundation Executive Director, at 1-800-745-4222 or email