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Workforce Development Training
Workforce development is a critical component of economic development. The City of Prattville and Autauga County have created an education pipeline including workforce development partnerships with existing industries and business leaders and representatives from state and local workforce development agencies.
Prattville/Autauga County offers a low cost, high scoring single public K-12 system with an average enrollment for High School Technical Programs of 1,200 and three private school options:
Daniel Pratt Elementary School
Pine Level Elementary School
Prattville Elementary School
Prattville Kindergarten School
Prattville Primary School
Prattville Intermediate School
Marbury Middle School Prattville Jr. High School
Autauga County Technology Center
Marbury High School Prattville High School
Billingsley School Prattville Christian Academy
East Memorial Christian Academy
There are ten colleges and universities within 15 minutes of Prattville including:
Auburn University Montgomery Troy University Montgomery
Wallace Community College Selma Faulkner University
Virginia College in Montgomery
Trenholm State Technical College Huntingdon College
Central Alabama Community College
Regional technical training programs within 15 minutes of Prattville:
- Montgomery Workforce Regional Training Center managed by AIDT
- K-12 Autauga County Technology Center with NEW welding and mechatronics program
- Auburn University Montgomery leadership management programs
- Alabama Technology Network industry and technical training
AIDT, an institute of the State’s Department of Postsecondary Education, provides job specific training services to new and expanding industries throughout the state. AIDT can offer pre-employment recruiting, screening, testing and training to the client’s specifications. All at no cost to the company.
The FIT program was created through a partnership between the Alabama College System, AIDT, the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) and the Alabama Office of Workforce Development. The Prattville FIT program provides students with knowledge, skills and abilities needed to secure entry-level employment. Additional training and job placement services are available from the Family Support Center. Many participants in the FIT program will be considered for additional training that could lead to employment in Alabama’s growing automotive and other industries. The entire community also benefits from the FIT program because developing a pool of certified workers can help recruit new industry to the area.
ATN is a non-profit organization compromised of ten Centers that link the University of Alabama System, Auburn University, the Economic Development partnership of Alabama, and selected two-year colleges throughout the state. ATN specializes in identifying the needs of existing industry, and then delivering technical assistance and technology solutions.
The Alabama Community College System provides nearly 300,000 citizens each year the tools they need to advance their college studies, earn a GED, or get a better job with workforce training.