ALABAMA STRONG INITIATIVE

WE TRAIN. YOU HIRE. IT’S THAT SIMPLE.

Thousands of jobs are available in Alabama’s automotive manufacturing industry and the ACCS is helping increase qualified candidates through the Alabama STRONG initiative. Community colleges in 10 counties are offering nationally recognized, industry-endorsed certifications that offer both entry-level and incumbent workers the opportunity to demonstrate they have the skills needed for today’s technology-intensive workplace.

Available Training

Through the Alabama STRONG initiative the ACCS is offering innovative skills-based education and training programs that lead to national industry-recognized credentials, including:

MSSC Certificate Program?

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) is the nation’s leading industry-led training, assessment, and certification organization focused on the core technical competencies needed by the nation’s front-line production and material handling workers.

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Certified Production Technician (CPT)

Addresses the core technical competencies of higher production workers in all sectors of manufacturing. Certificates are awarded in:

  • Safety
  • Quality
  • Manufacturing Processes and Production
  • Maintenance Awareness

Certified Logistics Technician (CLT)

Addresses the core technical competencies of higher skilled, front-line material handling workers in all supply chain facilities: in factories, warehouses, distribution centers, and transportation companies. Certificates are awarded in:

  • Foundational-Level Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) ® Certificate
  • Mid-Level Technical CLT Certification (CLT)

Ready to Work

Alabama’s Ready to Work program provides a career pathway for individuals with limited

employment experience. Ready to Work’s workplace environment provides trainees the entry-level skills required for employment with most businesses and industries in Alabama.

The Ready to Work curriculum consists of 6 training modules. Certificates awarded are:

  • National Career Readiness Certificate – issued by ACT
  • Alabama Certified Work Certificate – issued by AIDT

We’re Here to Help

Community colleges in the 10-county Alabama STRONG service area are ready to help address your workforce needs.

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Bevill State Community College

Steve Lolley, ARC AL STRONG College Coordinator
Office: 800-648-3271, Ext. 4713
Cell: 205-495-2117
Email: steve.lolley@bscc.edu

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Jefferson State Community College

Adrienne Rowland
Office: 205-856-7767
Email: arowland@jeffersonstate.edu

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Lawson State Community College

Dr. James Gray
Office: 205-929-3519
Email: jgray@lawsonstate.edu

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Shelton State Community College

Paul Sanders
Office: 205-391-2947
Email: psanders@sheltonstate.edu

Alabama Community College System

Elizabeth Owings
Office: 334-549-4982
Email: elizabeth.owings@accs.edu

Ready-to-Work and MSSC training is provided by the Alabama STRONG project, a $3.5 million workforce initiative equally funded by the Alabama Community College System and the Appalachian Regional Commission.