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Workforce Training

There are both local and state-level workforce training programs available to businesses in the City of Madison. Workforce training programs include craft skills training, as well as leadership and management training. The following are some of the major workforce training programs available.

Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT)

This state program provides industry-specific training and employee recruitment services for qualifying new and expanding companies. The organization offers programs that can be customized to fit your company's specific needs. Employment recruitment services include pre-employment screening, safety training, and assessments. More information about AIDT's programs can be found on their website at www.aidt.edu.

Alabama Robotics Technology Park

The state's robotics park is located 15 minutes from the City of Madison. The technology park offers various robotics-related training programs including, PLC training, robot training, safety courses, and maintenance. For more information, view the Robotics Technology Park's Training Course Catalog.

Alabama Technology Network (ATN)

Working through two-year and four-year colleges and universities, the Alabama Technology Network (ATN) focuses primarily on training for manufacturers. This includes lean manufacturing, safety, skills training, and other industry-specific courses. To learn more about the training programs and other services that ATN offers, visit www.atn.org.

Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA)

ADECA has a workforce development division that provides workforce training and career development services for employers and individuals. These services include incumbent workforce training programs, on-the-job training, and individual training. ADECA also has career centers throughout the state, which can link candidates and employers together. For more information about ADECA's programs, visit their workforce development division section of their website.

North Alabama Craft Training Foundation (NACTF)

NACTF is accredited through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and offers apprentice training in the areas of carpentry, electrical, pipefitting, plumbing, and sheet metal. For more information about NACTF, visit www.nactf.org.

Local Colleges & Universities

The City of Madison is located within 30 minutes of several universities and community colleges, providing multiple options for ongoing workforce training. Training programs offered at these institutions range from technical training and certificate programs to more management and academic courses.

Local universities and colleges include: