Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind launches modern manufacturing program

The institute is partnering with East AlabamaWorks on the program

At the launch of the Modern Manufacturing Program at Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind.

The Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind, in partnership with East AlabamaWorks, launches a Modern Manufacturing Program to students, ages 16 and older, within the Alabama School for the Blind, Alabama School for the Deaf, the Helen Keller School of Alabama and E.H. Gentry Facility. The MMP was created based on the industry needs of automotive manufacturers in Alabama.

“We hope to quickly expand to offer fully accessible weekend, evening and summer classes to those who are not currently AIDB K-12 or adult learners but who have hearing or vision loss or perhaps a physical, cognitive or hidden disability who desire to become certified in Modern Manufacturing,” said Jessica Edmiston, AIDB chief adult and field services officer.

The program will provide students with basic knowledge of processes to prepare them for more than 40,000 manufacturing jobs that are available in Region 2, which includes Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Cleburne, Etowah, Randolph and Talladega counties.

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