Registration is now open for Spring 2017 classes: Please go to this link:
The Culverhouse LIFT (Learning Initiative and Financial Training) Program is a joint initiative of The Culverhouse College of Commerce Dean's Office and The Culverhouse School of Accountancy. It started in August 2014 as a dual faculty-student effort.
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.
Other courses provided include financial literacy initiatives that incorporate discussions on savings, investing, budgeting, and creating a financial plan. Additional courses include Professional Development, Business Communication, Math Skills in the Workplace.