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Gadsden State Skills Training Division to offer free training for women

Gadsden, Ala. – The Skills Training Division at Gadsden State Community College is partnering with the Women’s Foundation of Alabama to provide Women in Welding, free training for qualified participants.

“Gadsden State’s Skills Training Division is proud to be a community grantee partner with the Women’s Foundation of Alabama to offer this free program to accelerate economic opportunities for women in our service area who are interested in a career in welding,” said Baisha Woody, director of Skills Training.  

The projected class date is March 4 through May 24. The scholarship application deadline is Jan. 16.* All tuition, fees, books and supplies are covered by the scholarship for qualified participants.

A required orientation is scheduled for Feb. 26 and classes will meet each week from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.

Interested female applicants who wish to apply for the scholarship must submit an application and meet all eligibility requirements.  

Participants who are accepted for the program will be required to attend all class/meeting sessions and all mandatory workshops and individual career and counseling sessions.  Employment and certification testing is required upon completion of the training course.

For an application, email, visit the Skills Training Office located in the East Broad Campus Administration Building, Room 207.  To register online go to

About the Women’s Foundation of Alabama: The Women’s Foundation of Alabama (WFA) is the leading voice and philanthropic engine for women in the state driving a mission of gender and economic equity. The WFA is Alabama’s first and only philanthropic foundation solely addressing the unique needs of women and girls utilizing the resources of generous individuals, nonprofits, corporate partners, and community leaders to build a world where all women thrive.  By accelerating opportunities for all women, we also strengthen entire families and communities today and for generations to come. 

*The original deadline was Feb. 16, but due to the volume of applications received, the application window was shortened.

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