Utility Assistant Internship Program

Alabama Power hires entry-level linemen internship at various locations around Alabama. Starting pay is approximately $18.71/hr.

This is a physically demanding position that requires heavy manual labor. Extensive training is offered to provide employees knowledge/skills required for advancement to Apprentice and Journeymen classifications. This position assists in the construction and maintenance of Alabama Power distribution lines. Experience in a physically demanding work environment, and ability to work with all types of tools is desired.

  • Student currently enrolled or recent graduate of 2 year Technical Program or technical high school program (Note: Alabama High School with Utility Lineworker Curriculum)
  • Successfully qualify on the Construction and Skilled Trades (CAST) Test.
  • 2 years manual labor (farming, competitive sports, firefighter, military service, etc.), construction, maintenance, electrical or working on heavy equipment preferred
  • Individuals also must demonstrate the ability and desire to work safely and display ethical behavior at all times.
  • Ability to perform physically demanding activities while working outside in all weather conditions.
  • Job requires candidates to bend, kneel, crawl, stoop and stand for long periods of time.
  • Operate power tools and various heavy duty equipment such as chain saws, jackhammers, diggers, cranes, aerial devices, pulling and tensioning equipment; as well as both small and large hand tools.
  • Shift: Day shift
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Available to work overtime, call out, weekends and holidays as required.

Go to https://southerncompany.jobs/ and set up a profile.


Logon to: https://secure.eei.org/eeitests/onlineproducts/  

Use the following information to log into the site to access the practice test:

  • Name: southern
  • Password: testing

Click on “Practice Test” and find the appropriate test on the left hand side.

Practice test: CAST (Construction and Skilled Trades)

The University of Alabama New Scholarship!

The University of Alabama is introducing a new scholarship called the Alabama Advantage Scholarship. This scholarship allows any student who qualifies for a full pale grant to attend the University of Alabama at no extra cost.

Other qualifications:
– you must live in the State of Alabama
– you must be admitted to the University of Alabama unconditionally before December 15

Apply today if you qualify!

Girls Can Camp

Below is information you will need to know:

Who:  8th, 9th, and 10th grade girls

What:  Construction camp featuring projects in carpentry, welding, pipefitting                                           and electrical.

When:  June 10th – June 14th

Where:  Career Technical Educational Center                                                                                                                 701 Hwy 70                                                                                                                                                                     Columbiana, AL  35051

Why:  To learn about careers in construction and to work side-by-side with                                               professional women while you complete your projects.

How:  Complete the application.  Your career coach will be at your school to                                             to tell you more about the camp and to distribute applications.  Applications                               can be picked up from your counselor.  You can also click on the link below                                   to print the application, complete and return to your counselor.

                                            Deadline to apply is Friday, April 19th.


Application – Girls Can Camp 2019






Job Opportunities

Job Fair – Chelsea Community Center                                                                                                          Save-the-Date:  May 7, 2019

Stay tuned for the list of participating businesses.   In the meantime, update your resume.    If you need help with your resume or with honing your interviewing skills, schedule an appointment to meet with your Career Coach.

Chelsea Tire                                                                                                                                                                 Hiring for part time employment (no weekend work).                                                                                    12:00 pm – 5:00 pm     Monday-Friday                                                                                                                  2:00 pm – 5:00 pm     Monday-Friday                                      https://chelseatireandservice.com

To apply, stop by Chelsea Tire located at 347 Chesser Drive, Chelsea, AL  35043

Birmingham Water Works                                                                                                                                  High school juniors and seniors interested in a  summer job can go to  https://www.bwwb.org to apply.

Click on Community Service.  Go to Young Water Ambassadors for the application.

Deadline to apply is Friday, March 15, 2019.

Vincent Middle High School FAFSA Workshop

The FAFSA Workshop will be held at Vincent on Wednesday, Oct 17th from 8:30 am – 11:30 am in the Media Center.

Seniors and parents will need to bring a copy of their 2017 Federal Income Tax return to the workshop.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Prior to the date of the event, students and parents will need to go online to create a FSA ID.  For help with creating your FSA ID, click on the link below to view the video.


If you have any questions, please scan my QR Code to meet with Dr. Hamer or send me an e-mail at lhamer@shelbyed.org.