CACC to partner with Intel on workforce program

Goal is to help with development of AI throughout the Southeast

Jeff Lynn is president of Central Alabama Community Colllege.

Central Alabama Community College and tech giant Intel have signed a first-of-its-kind-in-Alabama agreement to help with the development of artificial intelligence throughout the Southeast.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for not only Alabama but the Southeast,” said Jeff Lynn, president of CACC. “We consider it the highest honor to be the community college selected to lead this initiative in Alabama. We will be the leader in technology training for AI, which will allow us to supply the training and qualifications to all of the innovative companies throughout the state and region.”

Started by Intel in 2021, the program prepares students for future integration of AI in the workforce.

Lynn said the partnership is “just the beginning.”

“The American Association of Community Colleges and Dell Technologies are also partnering with Intel to provide a network that will put community college students at the front of the line with companies across the world,” he said.

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Students who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate. The program will be offered at the Prattville campus “very soon,” according to a release.

“We are in the beginning phases of the program, but we expect a huge influx of students,” Lynn said. “I think it’s very important to note that this initiative was started with the community colleges. We have outstanding students who are ready to be the pioneers and leaders with AI and the workforce.”

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