Wallace State’s Workforce Training Solutions hosting upcoming classes this summer

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HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State’s Workforce Training Solutions has announced several classes available this summer:   

Intro to Graphics

Learn how to create eye-catching graphics by mastering the editing software that is the industry for professionals and amateurs alike. The fee is $75 for this class, which will be held on Mondays, July 8 through July 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Logo Design

Learn how to design a logo that is unique, appealing and representative of the business or idea you want to convey. This class will take from concept to creation with the help of our expert instructor. The fee is $75 for this class, which will be held on Tuesdays, July 9 through July 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Cake Decorating II

Cake Decorating is one of the sugar arts that uses icing or frosting and other edible decorative elements to make plain cakes more visually interesting. Learn a variety of techniques for use in personal baking or a future in catering. The fee is $70 for this class, which will be held on Tuesdays, July 9 through July 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Southern Genealogy, Advanced Genealogy, and Civil War Genealogy

Trace your family’s past with Wallace State’s award-winning genealogy instructor Bob Davis as your guide, and using the vast resources available in the family and regional history collections of the Wallace State Library. Southern Genealogy will be held June 26-27. An Advanced Genealogy session is July 10-11. And Civil War Genealogy will be offered July 24-25. All classes will take place on Wednesday and Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. The fee for each is $40.

CPR – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, more commonly known as CPR, is a life-saving technique that helps maintain blood flow to the brain and heart in an emergency situation. Recent studies suggest that less than half of those who suffer from cardiac arrest receive any type of CPR assistance from a bystander. CPR training is important, it is easy, and it saves lives. The workshop is available on two dates: Saturday, June 22 or Saturday, August 3. Classes are 8 a.m. to noon. The fee is $75. 

CDL – Commercial’s Driver’s License

This 160-hour program prepares individuals to sit for the commercial driver’s license (CDL) exam, and enter a rewarding career in the trucking industry, where qualified drivers and skilled employees are in high demand. The course will be held July 11 through August 24. Classes on Thursday and Friday are taught from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The fee is $2600. WIOA funding is available.


ServSafe is an educational program developed by the National Restaurant Association to educate food service workers about food safety. It’s not just for NRA members – anyone can become ServSafe certified through a two-step process: first, take the preparatory classes, then pass the exam. Many state, county and city governments now require food service employees to be ServSafe certified. Classes will be held July 15-25 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. The fee for ServSafe classes is $200, and the exam fee is $115. The certification exam is scheduled for Thursday, July 25. Participants must register in advance. 

Forklift Operator Training

This four-hour course will provide you with the training needed for more job opportunities in logistics, shipping and receiving, transportation, and a variety of businesses and industries that rely on forklift operators to move freight. Participants may choose to attend from 5 to 9 p.m. on any of the following Tuesdays: June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, Aug 6, or Aug. 13. A course fee is $75.

Tractor Operation Workshop

Participants will gain valuable knowledge about operating a tractor during this two-hour course, held Tuesdays, June 25 and July 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The fee is $30. Beginners are welcome.

Through customized Training for Business and Industry, Continuing and Corporate Education, and Adult Education, the Wallace State Workforce Training Solutions Division exists to bridge the education and training needs and interests of individuals and employers, to enhance our workforce with more qualified workers, and to energize the economic development of the region. 

For more classes, view the Workforce Training Solutions section of the Wallace State Semester Schedule online at www.wallacestate.edu or visit www.wallacestate.edu/wts. Customized training is also available. Call 256-352-7811 to register or for more information.

For more information, visit www.wallacestate.edu.