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Alabama Technology Network offers classes for workforce training

Published 1:02pm Friday, July 6, 2012

Alabama Technology Network is offering classes at Central Alabama Community College this month through September.

According to ATN employee Chris Franklin, ATN links two-year colleges and universities of Alabama together to solve the needs of the state’s existing manufacturing industry.

Franklin said ATN offers assistance to manufacturers by offering training to employees in two different ways: by going onsite to do specialized training or through enrollment classes.

“As a center we see what is needed in the area,” Franklin said. “In fact, at CACC’s particular center we are responsible for the workforce development training that goes on there, and we work closely with the college and the businesses in the area to determine what’s needed and what’s been requested.

“Based on the assessment, they’ll schedule the classes. We offer them in a wide variety of topics, and each class is geared toward businesses continuously moving forward.”

Franklin said CACC is one of 15 ATN centers located throughout the state.

“We’re part of the two-year college system with the ATN,” Franklin said. “We offer customized and specialized training for businesses, primarily small to medium manufacturers. We also have centers located on three universities, but the majority are located on community colleges and act in partnership with our sister colleges to provide training.”

The following classes are being offered this month:

July 17: HAZWOPER Incident Command -– The incident commander will receive an overview of the command structure and associated roles, strategic and tactical operations, command center equipment requirements, and will share best management practices with other incident commanders. Class material and lunch provided. Deadline to register is July 10. Price: $195.00 per person. Location: Central Alabama Community College -– Childersburg Campus

July 19: NFPA 70E Fundamentals – Participants will understand the purpose of the new 2012 standard and why it is important from OSHA’s perspective. Topics addressed include: basic electrical principles and safety, general electrical hazards, OSHA regulations, LOTO principles, electrically safe work conditions, energized electrical permits, and safety program requirements. Also includes a discussion of electrical arcs and their associated hazards. Presents an overview of shock boundaries and the arc flash hazard boundary. Class material and lunch provided. Deadline to register is July 12. Price: $195.00 per person.

For more information about the following classes contact CACC’s ATN office:

Aug. 8, Root Cause Analysis; Aug. 27–30, Introduction to Control Logix PLC; Aug. 28, ISO 14001: 2004 Overview (four hours); Sept. 18, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM); Oct. 1–3, HAZWOPER 24-Hours; Oct. 16–17, OSHA Standard for General Industry (OSHA 10 Hour); Dec. 3–7, Hydraulics Training Level I & 2.

All classes are conducted on the Alexander City Campus of Central Alabama Community College unless otherwise noted. Class start time is 8 a.m.

For more information, contact Kelley Carden at 256-215-4305, or by email at Registration can also be done online at