Wallace State hosting ribbon cutting for new Workforce Training Center
Hanceville, AL — Wallace State Community College will host a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 10 a.m., for its new Workforce Training Center located on the grounds of Rehau, at 2424 Industrial Dr. SW. Alabama Community College System Chancellor Jimmy Baker will be in attendance, as well as Rep. Randall Shedd, Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs and Cullman Economic Development Agency Director Dale Greer.
Other speakers include WSCC President Dr. Vicki Karolewics, Vice President for Advancement and Innovation Suzanne Harbin and industry partners Jeremy Sturdivant of Jimmie Hale Mission, and Tracy Rushing of R.E. Garrison Trucking.
The Workforce Training Center will provide facilities for training programs and services offered by the college’s Center for Career and Workforce Development. Initially, classes for phlebotomy, computer office training, fiber optics training, some manufacturing training and a Skills for Success lab will be offered at the site. Classes for Certified Nursing Assistant and Medication Assistant Certification are also planned to be held at the center soon.
Space will also be available for use by area businesses and industries who need facilities for employee training.
Harbin said the facility provides them with a central location in which to host classes and store materials and supplies for their programs.
Through its Pro Skills Pathways program, the Center for Career and Workforce Development offers short-term training to earn credentials students can use to get a job, advance in their current job or use as credit to articulate into a credit-bearing program at Wallace State.
Customized training for business and industry and no-cost Skills for Success programs are also offered through the Center for Career and Workforce Development.
Registration for the Spring 2024 semester is currently underway, with classes beginning Jan 8 for regular and Mini Term I and March 6 for Mini Term II. Registration for Flex Start I courses will be held Jan. 13-19, with classes starting Jan. 15 and registration for Flex Start II courses will be held Jan. 20-26, with classes starting Jan. 22. Visit www.wallacestate.edu/register-now to apply and register for classes.
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