BOAZ, Ala. – Officials of Snead State Community College are pleased to announce the upcoming groundbreaking ceremony for the highly anticipated Workforce Skills Training Center, scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 19, at 3 p.m.
The ceremony will be held at the future site of the center, located at 12312 U.S. Hwy. 431, Guntersville, next to Marshall Technical School.
Special guests will include, but are not limited to, Alabama Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield, U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt, Gov. Kay Ivey, Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth, and Alabama Community College System Chancellor Jimmy H. Baker.
“We are thrilled to soon break ground on the Workforce Skills Training Center. This Center will be dedicated to training for high-demand, high-wage jobs within our community,” said Snead State Community College President Dr. Joe Whitmore. “I want to thank our partners in this project for supporting this endeavor. We look forward to working with our business and industry stakeholders to provide much-needed education and training to better equip the workforce in our area. We are already anxious to welcome the first classes of students to utilize the Workforce Skills Training Center.”
A 45,000 square-foot complex, the Workforce Skills Training Center will be instrumental in the future of local workforce development while facilitating the training needs of businesses and industries across the Northeast. It will be home to four Career and Technical Education programs, including Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration; Welding Technology; Machine Tool Technology; and Industrial Systems Technology with Additive Manufacturing. In addition, the center will have adaptable and flexible space to interchange programs as needed by the local workforce. A conference area, engineering design and 3D fabrication laboratory are also planned.