Northeast Alabama receives $1 million for workforce center

The legislative appropriation will help build the center that is expected to cost $25 million

Pictured at the $1 million check presentation are (from left): Mike Kirkland, of the Northeast Alabama Community College Foundation; Kerry Wright, dean of workforce for NACC; Sen. Steve Livingston and Rodney Bone, NACC business manager.

Northeast Alabama Community College has received $1 million from the Alabama Legislature for the construction of a new Workforce Development Center.

While plans for the center are still being finalized, the center’s construction cost is estimated to be $25 million. Bids are expected to go out within the next few months.

Funding for this and other workforce development centers throughout the Alabama Community College System are coming from a state bond issue. Alabama Sen. Steve Livingston and Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter were supporters of the bond issue.

“We can’t say enough good things about Sen. Livingston’s support financially of workforce training in our area. He knows that this is the way of the future for his constituents in regard to workforce and is caring for their best interests,” said David Campbell, president of Northeast Alabama Community College.

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