AIDT, Alabama’s Workforce Development Agency, announced the creation of Montgomery Regional Workforce Training Center (MRWTC) today during the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Director’s Meeting.
The MRWTC is a collaborative effort that was championed by the Montgomery Chamber. Additional partners include: The Montgomery Public School System, Auburn University Montgomery, The Alabama Department of Education, The Alabama Community College System & The Alabama Technology Network.
AIDT staff, partner staff and industry trainers will conduct training at the MRWTC. The training will be highly individualized and customized to meet the immediate needs of industry. Participants will be able to receive certificate training and graduates will be immediately ready to enter the workforce with specific skills. The Chamber conducted several surveys with businesses throughout the region to help identify training needs. Based on the results of those surveys, several areas of training were identified. Training will mainly focus on the Manufacturing and IT sectors. There will also be several “soft skills” classes offered that include Interpersonal Skills, Workplace Behavior & Critical Thinking.
AIDT operates six training centers throughout the state – one in Huntsville focused on automotive suppliers; the Alabama Robotics Technology Park in Tanner; the Forest Products Development Center in Opelika; the AIDT Maritime Training Center in Mobile; The Alabama Workforce Training Center in Birmingham and the Alabama Aviation Training Center located in Mobile. It also has project-based training facilities around the state at Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz and Outokumpu (formerly ThyssenKrupp Steel & Stainless).