Workforce Training

For more information about workforce training programs, contact the Lake Martin Area Economic Development Alliance at 256-215-4410.

Central Alabama Community College (CACC)

CACC provides academic and technical degree programs, as well as industry-specific workforce training programs. Students can earn technical Associate degrees, short certificates, and advanced certificates. The campus includes the B. C. Graham Technology Center.

Topics covered include:

  • Injection Molding class
  • Robotics curriculum with a three level progression
  • PLC Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Sensors, Fundamentals of Industrial Hydraulics, and Motor Controls
  • Introduction to Engineering Technology
  • Welding
  • Machine Shop Technology including Tool and Die, Computer Numerical Control Machining, and EDM

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Alabama Technology Network (ATN)

ATN offers primarily manufacturing workforce development courses. There is an ATN center at the Central Alabama Community College in Alexander City, as well as a center at Auburn University in Auburn, AL.

Topics covered include:

  • Lean manufacturing
  • Manufacturing systems – CNC, plant layout
  • Quality systems
  • Information technology
  • Environmental safety and health
  • Business services and strategic management
  • Industrial maintenance
  • Engineering and technical services

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AIDT is a state-level workforce training program, which provides free workforce training for area businesses. The program also includes recruitment services for new and expanding industries. There is an AIDT training center located in nearby Montgomery, AL.

Some of the services offered, include:

  • Pre-employment screening and training
  • Leadership development
  • Industrial safety program
  • Industrial maintenance technician assessment program

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Ready To Work (RTW)

Alabama’s Ready to Work program, operated by the Alabama Community College System in cooperation with AIDT, provides a career pathway for individuals with limited education and employment experience. Ready to Work’s workplace environment provides trainees the entry-level skills required for employment with most businesses and industries in Alabama. Training is provided at no cost to participants. Soft skills, work ethic, career preparedness are the main focus of the program.

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Benjamin Russell High School

Benjamin Russell High School is a model school in the state for creating and developing innovative ways to prepare high school students for college and careers.

The integration of 21st century skills such as communication, collaboration, critical thinking skills, and creativity are giving students the soft skills that will be needed after high school. The primary focus of using critical thinking skills to solve real world problems is teaching evidence-based learning.

Students have opportunities to complete technical elective courses that provide exposure to the foundations needed for success in their career fields.

Such electives include:

  • Business Administration
  • Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Health Science
  • Digital Media and Graphic Design
  • Industrial Maintenance

Edward Bell Career Center

The Tallapoosa County Schools are committed to establishing programs that mirror business and industry. The Edward Bell Career Technical Center provides the students from Tallapoosa County school systems with training for high-skill, high-demand occupations.

Students have opportunities to complete technical elective courses that provide exposure to the foundations needed for success in their career fields.

Topics covered are:

  • Business Management
  • Health Science
  • Industrial Electronics and Automation
  • Law Enforcement
  • Welding

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P.O. Box 1105 (35011)
1675 Cherokee Road
Alexander City, AL 35010

p: 256-215-4404
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