LIFT Program provides free financial training to people in Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa learning & financial training

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - Students in business school at the University of Alabama are sharing their knowledge with others around the Tuscaloosa area.

Monday they started working with teens, veterans and the elderly who want to be more financial and tech savvy. They worked with elderly folks at the McAbee Center to sharpen their computer skills and other talents.

The Culverhouse LIFT Program went on all day at several locations around town. LIFT stands for Learning Initiative and Financial Training. It started in 2014.

UA Business students offer free training to people around the Tuscaloosa. One of the people going through training talked about what some of them hope to accomplish through the course.

"Matter of fact I talked to a lady, she said I would like to learn more about insurance and job access. That would be a good thing,” Loretta Witherspoon explained.

LIFT Classes are part of an ongoing 9-week program.

You can contact Lisa McKinney at for more information on participating in a LIFT class.

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