workforce training

Workforce Training

The C3 region boasts a dedicated, qualified workforce, with a strong background in manufacturing and assembly, and enjoys Alabama’s right-to-work status. The C3 Region is home to 2 and 4 year colleges to supply an abundance of educated workers. The C3 region is home to two branches of Bevill State Community College and has numerous other community colleges within a short driving distance to ensure an abundant supply of qualified workers. Alabama is also recognized for its world-renowned workforce screening and training, free to qualified prospects, through AIDT.

  • Bevill State Community College – Workforce Development Programs

    Manufacturing programs are offered at the following Alabama two-year schools within a 60-mile radius of the C3 region.

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    Programs include:
    • Training for Existing Business and Industry
      (on-campus and on-site)
    • Short-term Skills Training
    • Alabama Mining Academy
    • Adult Education/GED
    • Alabama Career Center System
    • Work Keys Services
    Field of Study with Program Degree:
    • Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
    • Industrial Electronics Tech
    • Tool and Die Technology/Technician
    • Machine Tool Technology
    • Welding Technology/Welder
    • Welding
  • Alabama Technology Network (ATN)

    The Alabama Technology Network is a part of the Alabama Community College System and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership. ATN's team of experts helps solve the needs of industry and business through innovative, sustainable, cost-effective solutions. We can conduct detailed needs assessments, outline potential solutions based on the results, and then provide technical assistance to help you solve those problems or identify those who can.

    How We Work

    We link industries and businesses with resources from our network of universities, colleges, businesses, and government to deliver the training needed to be more efficient, more productive, and more competitive. We partner with the two-year colleges, The University of Alabama System, Auburn University, and The University of Alabama in Huntsville to provide services through a variety of training options and methods, and are strategically located throughout the state to provide local points of contact.

    Our Services

    The Alabama Technology Network has the most extensive training and service offerings for business and industry, ensuring the best possible source for your business needs. These include Lean Manufacturing, Quality Systems and Engineering, Information Technology, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Environmental Safety and Health (ES&H), Business Services/Strategic Management, Industrial Maintenance, and Engineering and Technical Services.

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  • ALABAMA INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING (AIDT)

    The Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT) designs and conducts workforce training programs to provide technical education for Alabama workers and increase the quality of the labor pool in Alabama’s communities. AIDT’s services are available to any new or existing manufacturer that creates jobs through expansion or location of a plant in Alabama.

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  • TWO YEAR COLLEGE TRAINING PROGRAMS

    Manufacturing programs are offered at the following Alabama two-year schools within a 60-mile radius of the C3 region.

    Northwest-Shoals
    Community College

    Field of Study with Program Degree:
    • Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
    • Industrial Electronics Tech
    • Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
    • Industrial Maintenance Technology
    • Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
    • Machine Shop Technology
    • Welding Technology/Welder
    • Welding

    Shelton State
    Community College

    Field of Study with Program Degree:
    • Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
    • Industrial Electronics Tech
    • Tool and Die Technology/Technician
    • Machine Tool Technology
    • Welding Technology/Welder
    • Welding
    • Precision Metalworking, other
    • Computer Numerical Control
  • Alabama Robotics Technology Park (RPT)

    The Alabama Robotics Technology Park (RTP) is a collaboration between the state of Alabama, Alabama Community College System, AIDT, and robotics industry leaders across the nation. The RTP consists of three individual training facilities, each targeted to a specific industry need. The three buildings have an investment of approximately $73 million, including robotics equipment.

    Services Include:

    The Robotics Maintenance Training Center The Robotic Maintenance Training CenterThe Robotic Maintenance Training Center provides a venue for enhancing and stabilizing Alabama industries in automation and safety training that promotes workforce development and growth in Alabama. It provides several benefits for manufacturers who have automated processes. Our training also gives trainees "hands-on" experience with state-of-the-art automation equipment.

    The Advanced Research and Development Center The Research and Development Center was created to give public and private entities, that are engaged in research and development of robot/automation technologies a location to conduct these activities. Two and Four-year co-op students are encouraged to be utilitzed, as training, in this facility, as well as the employees and staff of the tenant entitiy.

    The Integration/Entrepreneurial and Paint Dispense Training Center The Integration, Entrepreneurial and Paint Dispense Training Center provides space and training that promotes economic growth through either training and/or space for manufacturing process integration. Integration/Entrepreneurial entity is used by Alabama’s new and existing businesses to build, install and adapt automation equipment for new and existing manufacturing process. The Paint/Dispense Training entity offers opportunities for Alabama businesses to train in manual paint spraying techniques as well as robotic dispense training or can be used for dispense process research and testing.

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  • Alabama Career Center Systems

    The Alabama Career Center exists to help employers and employees find one another. Their services are designed to help the citizens of Alabama gain the skills needed to get a job, locate a position for which they are qualified and provide the resources for applying to employers. They work with employers to qualify potential employees and help them through the interview process. The staff can also assist with issues related to loss of employment such as filing Unemployment Compensation claims and retraining.

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    Locations:

    Fayette Career Center

    • 2631 Temple Avenue North
    • Fayette, AL 35555
    • (205) 932-3221

    Hamilton Career Center

    • 1481 Military St S
    • Hamilton, AL 35570
    • (205) 921-5672

    Vernon Career Center

    • 43880 Highway 17
    • Vernon, AL 35592
    • (205) 695-8224 or (205) 695-6123
  • AlabamaWorks

    AlabamaWorks is a network of interconnected providers of workforce services, including all of the governmental, educational, and private sector components that train, prepare, and match job seekers with employers.

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ALABAMA IS A RIGHT TO WORK STATE

Alabama’s right to work law declares as public policy that the right of persons to work shall not be denied or abridged on account of membership or non-membership in any labor union or labor organization. No person shall be required by an employer to become or remain a member of any labor union or labor organization as a condition of employment or continuation of employment. Twenty-six states have passed Right to Work legislation.