Our industry works to a higher standard thanks to motivated people and excellent educational resources.
Got a challenge? Monroe County is ready to assist. Our workforce raises productivity to peak levels. Here’s our winning equation: Education + Motivation = A powerful talent pool.
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 provides a powerful foundation and includes strategic career pathways through Coastal Alabama Community College-Monroeville and Reid State Technical College.
COASTAL ALABAMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
On paper, Coastal Alabama Community College-Monroeville 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.
CACC is also a past recipient of the National Bellwether Award for excellence in instruction and workforce development.
On-campus in Monroeville (or online), CACC 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, CACC 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? CACC graduates are unstoppable.
ALABAMA INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING (AIDT)
One of the many reasons global industrial leaders have chosen Alabama is AIDT, which is consistently ranked as one of America’s top 10 workforce programs and the nation’s first state workforce training organization to earn an international certification for its quality management system (AIDT ISO 9001:2008).
AIDT works with ASCC and the Alabama Technology Network to provide a complete spectrum of training services, all customized and free of charge. Services are focused on your company and your needs, from recruitment to screening, training, and post-training assessment. AIDT services are also available for leadership and organizational development and process improvement evaluations.
ALABAMA TECHNOLOGY NETWORK (ATN)
Today’s demanding global marketplace doesn’t just encourage continual improvements in profitability and productivity; it requires 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. ATN makes available strategic advice and training 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
REID STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE
MMCEDA and the City of Monroeville partnered with Reid State Technical College to develop a much-needed training program that is the first for Alabama. RSTC now provides commercial truck driver certification training through its Instructional Service Center Monroeville Commercial Truck Driving Site. The eight-week course equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue licensing and work in commercial truck driving within a relatively short period of time. The course is available as a dual enrollment program, making it the state’s first for commercial drivers.
The program is one of approximately a dozen the college offers alongside other course options in adult education and Ready to Work business skills training. RSTC’s main campus is in Evergreen. The college’s service area includes Monroe, Conecuh, and Escambia counties along with portions of Butler, Covington, and Wilcox counties.