Snead State breaks ground on workforce training center

The 45,000-square-foot center is under construction in Guntersville

A rendering of the Snead State Workforce Skills Training Center in Guntersville.

Snead State Community College officials, Gov. Kay Ivey and additional local and state dignitaries gathered on Thursday to break ground on the college’s Workforce Skills Training Center.

Located at 12312 U.S. Highway 431 in Guntersville, next to Marshall Technical School, the workforce training center will be a 45,000-square-foot facility housing career and technical education programs in HVAC and refrigeration, welding, machine tool technology and industrial systems technology with additive manufacturing.

“This center will be dedicated to training for high-demand, high-wage jobs within our community,” said Joe Whitmore, Snead State president. “I want to thank our partners in this project for supporting this endeavor. We look forward to working with our business and industry stakeholders to provide much-needed education and training to better equip the workforce in our area.”

The center also will feature adaptable space to interchange programs, as well as a conference room, engineering design and 3D fabrication laboratory.

The latest Alabama business news delivered to your inbox