A $30 million workforce training center planned for Decatur will focus on electric vehicles and emerging technologies.
The new facility will be on the campus of the Alabama Robotics Technology Park, a $73 million center operated by AIDT.
“Alabama is already a recognized leader in workforce development, and this training center concentrating on EVs and new technologies will add an important dimension to our capabilities,” Gov. Kay Ivey said in announcing the center. “This investment shows that we’re fully committed to making Alabama an even greater force in the global auto industry in the future.”
Design work has begun on the 40,000-square-foot facility, and it is expected to be operational in 18 to 24 months, said Ed Castile, AIDT director and deputy secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce.
“We just want to make sure we have workforce that has the ability to thrive in this new environment, so it’s a natural extension of what we do at Robotics Park,” he said.
Montgomery-based Goodwyn Mills and Cawood is designing the training center.