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AWTC to train next generation of manufacturers and techies


It’s taken four decades, but Birmingham now has its own permanent Alabama Workforce Training Center (AWTC) and it’s unlike any in the state.

AIDT held an open house earlier this month, declaring the 56,000-square-foot former warehouse at 3500 Sixth Ave. S. open, although it is already training workers for construction, manufacturing and other industries.

Ed Castile, director of AIDT, the state’s leading workforce training agency, said although it has been a long time coming, the Birmingham AWTC is a welcome addition to the 11 other AIDT training sites around the state.

“This is our first time in our 40-plus years at AIDT to have a facility in Birmingham,” Castile said. “We’ve rented space for years off and on, but this is now a fixed-base facility. There is just such a need....

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written by Alabama Newscenter on October 1, 2015 at 1:21PM CDT

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