Southern Union State Community College (SUSCC) held its first Skills for Success Bootcamp on the Wadley campus June 5-9.
Skills for Success is a rapid workforce training program launched by the Alabama Community College System’s Innovation Center. The program is offered at no cost to participants.
“Through Skills for Success, we are able to offer training that our community members need to quickly secure good paying jobs. This means more people are able to have the opportunity for a successful career,” said SUSCC president Todd Shackett.
Eighteen people received certificates in recognition of their completed training. Six people earned their CDL Class B and twelve earned credentials related to the operation of three types of heavy equipment. Several potential employers were in attendance at the program and are very interested in hiring these graduates.
“The number one challenge for businesses right now is finding and keeping skilled workers; this training allows people to expand their skill set and earn specific training that can translate straight to the workplace,” said Shackett.
For more information on Skills for Success go to innovation.accs.edu. For more information on the technical and workforce development division at SUSCC contact Joffrey Moore, director of technical education, at email@example.com.