The College is committed to serving its community as the primary provider of workforce development education and training. Through its Workforce Development Division, the College provides a number of services and programs designed to provide workforce development for employers located in the College’s service area. These programs, described in the paragraphs below, include Alabama Workforce Solutions (formerly Training for Existing Business and Industry or TEBIN), and Continuing Education.
Workforce Development is comprised of two major components: (1) training for existing business and industry, and (2) continuing education and adult skills training, as explained in the following paragraphs.
The J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College training for existing business and industry program interfaces with local business and industry in establishing courses and programs dedicated to specifically identified community employment and cross-training needs. Local industries are contacted on a regular basis for the purpose of determining their training concerns as well as making them aware of the institution’s training capabilities.
Industry partners of the College regularly seek specialized training to be coordinated and provided by the College, utilizing the College’s existing training resources. As a result of this interaction with industry, the College is able to assess market demand for the local service area to determine the training that the institution should provide, whether through Alabama Workforce Solutions (formerly, TEBIN) programs or regular program instruction.
The College also partners with Alabama Industrial Department Training (AIDT) to provide customized training for new or expanding industries in Huntsville/Madison County, Alabama.