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Workforce

Skilled Labor Force In Dallas County

Quality Labor Force

Within a 40-mile radius of Selma, you’ll find a labor force of more than 211,299 people, with skills in manufacturing, utilities, retail, wholesale, communications and other industries. In fact, more than 5,000 workers commute to jobs in Dallas County. Selma has a large pool of workers immediately available in addition to a sizable number of under-employed people whose skills, education and experience exceed the demands of their current employment.

Alabama Industrial Development Training

AIDT is a program designed for new businesses locating to Selma. The program has courses and training for your workers at no charge until your plant is fully staffed. This is an internationally acclaimed program that has trained over 100,000 workers from 800 companies. In a poll of more than 70 corporate site consultants by Expansion Management magazine, Alabama’s work force training program was ranked No.1 in the country.

Vocational and Technical Programs

Our high schools offer technical classes and applied academic courses from vocational and technical schools. This curriculum offers programs that include welding, carpentry, auto mechanics, body shop, and health occupations. This program is particularly designed for students planning to attend a two-year technical college or to enter the workplace directly after graduation.

Wallace Community College Selma

WCCS occupational programs consist of courses in computer science, multi-craft maintenance, welding, drafting, machining, and masonry, as well as in nursing (both RN and LPN), and cosmetology. WCCS is also home to the Alabama Technology Network (ATN) and offers Pre-Employment Training and Incumbent Worker Training.

The Advanced Visualization Center

The Advanced Visualization Center is a comprehensive center for developing and implementing innovative, engaging curricula for education and workforce development. The technologically advanced teaching and training opportunities provided in this center are ideally suited for 21st Century education, allowing industry, government, educators and entrepreneurs to virtually transform their learning experience. The facility includes virtual and simulated environments, 3D and 4D object development labs, 3D and immersive experiences. The Immersive Use of Force Lab, a Rapid Prototyping Lab and teleconferencing areas are also located on campus.