Registration is now open for the University of Alabama's Learning Initiative and Financial (LIFT) Training Program. LIFT is a joint initiative of The Culverhouse College of Commerce Dean's Office and The Culverhouse School of Accountancy.
This program is designed to reach out to the Tuscaloosa and West Alabama communities and use University resources, both financial and human capital, to improve the job skills of the adult and teen populations.
The program provides free classes for anyone in the community who would otherwise not have access to such courses and education because of lack of financial resources or other obstacles. A secondary goal is to provide support to the small business community and local entrepreneurs.
The training focuses on improving the job marketability of the participants by training them in software including Quickbooks, Excel, Word, and Powerpoint. Additional courses include Professional Development, Business Communication, GED Exam Preparation, and Reading Literacy. Trained University undergraduate and graduate students serve as tutors and guides and provide individual attention. Students are supervised and trained by staff and faculty.