P.O. Box 1346
Athens, AL 35612
Workforce Training Programs
Businesses in Athens and Limestone County, Alabama have access to robust workforce development programs that enable them to respond quickly to the changing needs in their industry. New industries locating to Limestone County can receive assistance with workforce training and employee recruitment prior to the opening of a new plant location.
An institution with Alabama’s Department of Postsecondary Education, AIDT provides a well-trained workforce for new, expanding, and existing companies in Alabama. AIDT provides industry-specific training programs, which can be customized to meet a company’s specific needs. AIDT training programs are offered free of charge to new and expanding businesses throughout Alabama.
Visit the AIDT website.
Workforce Development Programs Include:
Alabama Technology Network
The Alabama Technology Network provides technical education and workforce training programs for area industries. The program is a partnership between two-year colleges, the University of Alabama system, Auburn University and the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA).
Visit the Alabama Technology Network website.
Center for Manufacturing Innovation (CMI)
The Center for Manufacturing Innovation, located on the Calhoun Community College Campus in Limestone County, Alabama, offers students training in advanced manufacturing processes. The center provides short-term, industry-focused training courses, customized to the workforce needs of area industries.
The CMI is a joint venture between Calhoun Community College, the State of Alabama, the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education, Manufacture Alabama, the Alabama Technology Network (ATN), Drake State Technical College, Snead State Community College, Northeast Community College, and area Chambers of Commerce and local industries.
WorkKeys –Calhoun Community College
Through their WorkKeys program, Calhoun Community College offers tailored workforce development programs. Area businesses can receive assistance with employee recruitment, development, and ongoing training.