Population: 401,439 persons live within a 30-mile, labor-drawing radius of Gadsden's airport.
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In a formal Workforce Development Partnership, Gadsden’s educators, elected officials and business leaders have together created an educational and training structure that works seamlessly to provide you with educated, skilled, technically sophisticated employees, both initially and over the long term.
Alabama Industrial Development Training InstituteAIDT 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 Network - GadsdenThe 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.
Gadsden State Community CollegeExamples of credit and non-credit programs in the college’s Adult Education and Skills Training Division include: Blueprint; Reading; CNC machining; Computer Aided Drafting;
High School Career Technical TrainingBeginning 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.