Alabama Industrial Development Training Institute
AIDT provides a comprehensive recruiting and training program for new and expanding industries. It is intended to support the creation of new jobs, not for turnover or for the retention of existing jobs. Also, it is designed to train groups of at least ten in number, for jobs that pay at least $10.00 per hour.
Alabama Technology Center Gadsden
The campus of Gadsden State Community College houses the Alabama Technology Network's center in Gadsden. Through a cooperative network of business, education, and government, the Center is the primary source for high quality technical assistance and training for local industries. The ATN is an affiliate of the National Manufacturing Extension Partnership, and offers projects designed to meet the specific needs of companies.
Gadsden State Community College
Examples of credit and non-credit programs in the college’s Adult Education and Skills Training Division include:
Gadsden State Community College and the Alabama Technology Network's center in Gadsden, in partnership with local industries, conduct apprenticeship programs for mold makers, machinists and tool & die makers. The apprenticeship programs are patterned after European models and are registered with the U.S. Department of Labor.
High School Career Technical Training
Beginning in 2015, all high school seniors will take the ACT WorkKeys application test, an assessment system that helps employers select, hire, develop and retain a high-performance workforce. Successful completion results in Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze-level credentials, and can lead to earning ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate. Other credentialing programs include MOS, OSHA 10, ASE, NCCER, CPR and ServSafe.