State’s Newest Workforce Training Center Holds Ribbon Cutting on Aug. 30

Published 11:13 pm Thursday, August 24, 2023

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$4.7 million West Alabama Regional Training Center will train workers to support local industries

DEMOPOLIS – The ribbon cutting ceremony for the new $4.7 million West Alabama Regional Training  Center will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 11 a.m. The center, located on the Demopolis campus  of Wallace Community College Selma, holds classroom space and laboratories for welding, machine  tooling, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning), industrial maintenance and computer  training. In addition, a course for commercial truck driver training will be located at the center.

Among the special guests who will attend the event are Alabama Community College System  Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker, Demopolis Mayor Woody Collins, Wallace Community College Selma  President Dr. James M. Mitchell, and local legislators. 

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The Alabama Community College System (ACCS) is creating a network of workforce training centers  across the state, including locations at community colleges in Gadsden, Huntsville, Mobile and  Enterprise, all designed to help prepare Alabamians for in-demand jobs and increase the state’s labor force participation rate. 

What: Ribbon Cutting for West Alabama Regional Training Center 

When: Wednesday, Aug. 30 at 11 a.m. 

Where: 1701 Highway 43 South in Demopolis 

Who: ACCS Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker, Demopolis Mayor Woody Collins, Wallace Community College  Selma President Dr. James M. Mitchell, and special guests 

Wallace Community College works to provide high-quality learning-centered educational  opportunities and services through diverse instructional-delivery modes that are responsive to  individual, community, state, and global needs.  

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