Alabama Community College System to Host Second Annual ACCS Day in Montgomery

More than 2000 students, faculty and staff from the state’s two-year colleges expected to attend

Montgomery, AL -- In recognition of April as National Community College Month and to communicate the importance of the state’s two-year colleges to Alabama’s workforce and economic development efforts, the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) will host the second annual ACCS Day on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, from 10am – 2pm in Montgomery.

More than 2,000 students, faculty and staff representing the System’s 25 member colleges, Marion Military Institute and the Alabama Technology Network are expected to attend the event, set to be held on the lawns of the Alabama State Capitol and State Archives and History building.

During the program, students representing several of the colleges and ACCS Chancellor Dr. Mark Heinrich will provide comments addressing the critical role Alabama’s community colleges play in the state’s workforce and economic development initiatives and in attracting new business to the state.

“We are excited with this opportunity to once again highlight the very important work of our state’s community colleges and the impact they make each day on the lives of so many citizens throughout this state through our academic transfer programs, adult education services, and workforce training in high-skill, high-wage careers,” commented Heinrich.

In addition to the program’s speakers, the event will serve as a venue to highlight various programs of the colleges related directly to workforce development through various exhibits showcasing student work in such areas as  Welding, Healthcare, 3-D imaging, Robotics and Culinary Arts.


About the Alabama Community College System –

The Alabama Community College System (ACCS) consists of 25 comprehensive community and technical colleges, Marion Military Institute and the Alabama Technology Network (ATN). ACCS is committed to providing a unified system of institutions delivering excellence in academic education, adult education, and workforce development.  ACCS serves approximately 185,000 people annually through all of its entities, with over 83,000 of those served enrolled in credit courses