A new program for the clients at the Jimmie Hale Mission is underway!

Two new certifications that clients can receive have now been made possible through the AIDT.  The AIDT is a statewide training institute that provides workforce development for Alabama’s new and expanding businesses, and to expand the opportunities of its citizens through the jobs these businesses create.

Currently, the Learning Center offers a curriculum sponsored by Lawson State’s Ready to Work program which allows clients to learn a trade such as welding or electrician work.

Recently, we were able to update the learning center computers (in order to implement this new program) thanks to a grant provided in part by the Wells Fargo Foundation and Publix Super Market Charities.

Since 2006, the Stewart Learning Center has helped over 1,300 men and women gain employment, however, with this new program these numbers will soon be rising.