Students Graduate from SafeHouse’s Electrical Apprenticeship Program in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) — It was with great fanfare today at SafeHouse Ministries.

The organization organizes training courses to help people find a career.

Today, nine people graduated from the Departments Electrical Apprenticeship Program. Classes are run through a partnership between SafeHouse, Goodwill, and various companies looking to hire employees.

The program was designed to help people returning from incarceration, recovering from addiction, or working in low-paying jobs with no time to go to college or trade school.

Graduates will now be qualified to apply for an electrical apprenticeship.

In addition, any student hired will receive an $800 voucher from Goodwill to help purchase their tools for learning.

“These men here in this class were very passionate, asking questions, very excited about learning a new trade,” said Able Electric Inc. owner Joshua Van Dusseldorp. “If you find something you love to do, you’ll never work a day in your life. This course gives us the opportunity not only to teach but also to ask questions, it’s something they really want to do.

The next training program offered at SafeHouse is construction-focused and begins May 9.

It is also expected that a possible welding program will begin in July.

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