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
Technical Preparation/Career Preparation is a course of study in local public schools, leading to employment upon graduating from high school or to postsecondary training and education. Students pursuing Advanced Academic and Academic diploma curricula may choose a Tech Prep endorsement as an option. Those pursuing a Standard diploma are required to enroll in a Tech/Career Prep course of study.