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Workforce Development

Our workforce: Your competitive edge.

Monroeville PowerGot a challenge? Monroe County is ready. Our industry works to a higher standard thanks to an on-go workforce that raises productivity to peak levels. Here’s how:

A powerful pool: Education + motivation.

Striving is no struggle in this deep-rooted community where a tradition of pride in labor produces an abundance of energy and an unwavering work ethic. A solid P-12 educational system—including strategic career pathways through the Monroe County Technical Center and dual enrollment at Alabama Southern Community College—provides a powerful foundation.

Alabama Southern Community College: Top ranked. Top results.

ASCCOn paper, ASCC is unbeatable: Ranked in the top 20 out of more than 1,200 American Community Colleges and one of only 14 centers designated for technology training by the National Science Foundation. ASCC is also a past recipient of the National Bellwether Award for excellence in instruction and workforce development.

On campus in Monroeville (or online), ASCC is unequaled in student opportunities through career and academic tracks, including advanced technology training. With state-of-the-art facilities and a faculty composed of industry veterans, ASCC offers training in a variety of fields, including Industrial Engineering Technology, Instrumentation and Electronics, Paper and Chemical Technology, Machine Technology and Millwright, and Industrial Maintenance. ASCC is also home to the National Network for Paper and Chemical Technology Training.

And on the job? ASCC graduates are unstoppable.

Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT): Free, first, fast. Turnkey that revs performance.

AIDTOne of the many reasons global industrial leaders have chosen Alabama is AIDT, consistently ranked as one of America’s top 10 workforce programs—the nation’s first state workforce training organization to earn international certification for its quality management system (AIDT ISO 9001:2008).

Here in Monroe County AIDT works in conjunction with ASCC and the Alabama Technology Network to provide a complete spectrum of training services, all customized and free of charge: Your company, your needs, from recruitment to screening, training and post-training assessment. AIDT services are also available for leadership and managerial development as well as process improvement evaluations.

Alabama Technology Network (ATN): Collaborate to innovate.

ATNToday’s demanding global marketplace doesn’t just encourage continual improvements in profitability and productivity—it demands it. And that’s where this innovative collaboration comes in, a strategic partnership between Alabama’s community colleges, the University of Alabama System, Auburn University and the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama.

Strategic advice and training is available from ATN in more than a half dozen areas including:

  • Information technology
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Quality systems and engineering
  • Environmental safety and health
  • Human resources and organizational development
  • Business services and management
  • Industrial maintenance
  • Engineering and technical services


Monroeville/Monroe County
Economic Development Authority

15 N. Mount Pleasant Ave.
Monroeville, AL 36460

Phone: 251-743-1332
Fax: 251-743-2012

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Did You Know?

Monroeville is known worldwide as the “Literary Capital of Alabama.”  Did you also know we are home to North America’s largest producer of mass market pulp?  Or that Gate Precast in Monroeville has been the architectural precast manufacturer of more than 50% of Atlanta’s skyline?  Or finally that we have more than 17 times the US average for counties our size of people working in the Long Distance Freight Trucking industry?

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