Our Partners


AIDT, an independent agency under the supervision and oversight of the Secretary of Commerce, encourages economic development through job-specific training. Training services are offered in many areas, at no cost, to new and expanding businesses throughout the State.

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Alabama Career and Technical Education

Typically, when business professionals look for qualified employees, they search for candidates that are highly skilled, who have excellent communication skills, and leadership training. Often, high school students struggle to get the kind of experience required for many of today's top career opportunities. This is why the primary focus of Career and Technical Education is to work with local and international businesses in different career fields to ensure students are equipped with the skills needed for lifelong success.

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Alabama Community College System

Governed by the State Board of Education, the Alabama Community College System consists of 25 comprehensive community colleges and technical colleges; Marion Military Institute, one of five junior military colleges in the nation; and Alabama Technology Network, an extensive workforce development initiative.

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Alabama Technology Network (ATN)

The ATN provides industry and businesses with the tools, training and resources to excel.  ATN is committed to meeting customer requirements and increasing satisfaction through continual improvement of training programs, technical assistance services, and the quality management system.

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Auburn University at Montgomery

Established in 1967 at the request of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce on behalf of local and state leaders, Auburn University at Montgomery provides excellent academic programs while supporting the function of local, state and regional government – located just seven miles east of the state capitol.

AUM offers more than90 areas of study, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including unique programs in Geographic Information Systems, Hospitality and Tourism, Homeland Security, and Cybersystems and Information Security. The university is organized into five academic units: theCollege of Business,School of Education,School of Liberal Arts,School of Nursing, andSchool of Sciences. Each offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in traditional, online and hybrid formats, with courses offered in the day, evening, and on weekends.

Auburn Montgomery is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and ranks among the South’s top universities by U.S. News and World Report.

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Montgomery Chamber of Commerce

The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce has been the driving force for building a strong economy and vibrant business community since 1873. Originally founded as The Board of Trade just eight years after the Civil War, the organization would go by six names before settling on the current name in 1965. The mission has always been to create jobs and a better quality of life for area residents.

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Montgomery Public Schools

Montgomery Public Schools is guided by a students-first philosophy. Our mission is to provide safe and caring communities where teachers teach and students learn at higher levels. 

MPS has a variety of academic programs and services to meet the diverse needs and  interests of our students. We offer traditional schools with a full range of curriculum complemented by cultural arts, music, foreign languages, technology, career-technical    education, and athletic programs.

Seven career academies in our traditional high schools equip students with skills for  high-demand careers in advanced manufacturing, health occupations, information technology, culinary arts and hospitality, and business marketing. We have nine magnet schools that cover all grade levels and themes ranging from science, performing arts, technology, accelerated academics to international studies. Plus, in the fall of 2012, MPS opened Montgomery Technical Education Center for high school students interested in skilled trades.

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