The Alabama Home Builders Foundation and the Gadsden State Community College carpentry department had 11 graduates from a six-week Basic Residential Carpentry Certificate Program on March 16. Gadsden State is the first post-secondary school the Alabama Home Builders Foundation has partnered with since the inception of the certificate program in 2002.
Gadsden State offered carpentry classes free to the public on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from Feb. 7 through March 16 on the Valley Street Campus. The class meetings provided classroom instruction, theory and hands-on time in the shop lab for three-hour class meetings each evening.
The graduation ceremony was held at the Valley Street Campus in the carpentry department with Artemis Moore, director of the Alabama Home Builders Foundation, and Taylor Burton, past state president of the Home Builders Association of Alabama, presenting the certificates.