Tuesday, June 30, 2015

NACC Launches Its First Apprenticeship Program

For immediate release—June 30, 2015

In 2014, officials from Siemens in Fort Payne contacted the Workforce Development staff at Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) to explore the possibility of establishing an apprenticeship program for Machinists.  As we began to discuss a possible partnership, the college found that other companies were experiencing the same needs.  Meetings were held with officials from business and industry in DeKalb and Jackson counties.  A Consortium was formed, and was named the “Northeast Alabama Community College Tri-State Apprenticeship Consortium”, which developed this partnership.  The Consortium decided to branch out to neighboring states, Tennessee and Georgia, to further meet the demanding needs of our surrounding area.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Fort Payne Alabama Named Main Street Alabama City

Main Street Alabama announced that Fort Payne has been chosen as a newly designated Main Street Community. Main Street, a subsidiary of National Trust for Historic Preservation, is a program that focuses on developing Alabama’s downtown districts. They have been energizing downtowns for more than 30 years. 

Monday, June 1, 2015

FORT PAYNE ALABAMA Participates in Sustainable Communities Development Program



Press Release
Fort Immediate Release

FORT PAYNE ALABAMA Participates in Sustainable Communities Development Program

FORT PAYNE, ALABAMA – JUNE 1, 2015       

THE CITY OF FORT PAYNE and the DeKalb County Economic Development Authority (DCEDA) have applied and been accepted to participate in the Valley Sustainable Communities Program. This program, now in its third year, is being sponsored by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and managed by Boyette Strategic Advisors (BSA).

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