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Central Alabama Community College inks partnership with Intel on artificial intelligence program

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ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. – Central Alabama Community College (CACC) has signed a partnership agreement with technology giant Intel to help with the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) throughout the southeast.

This program will be the first in the state of Alabama and one of the first in the country. Started by Intel in 2021, the AI program is designed to prepare students for the future integration of artificial intelligence in the workforce and will provide the skills and knowledge they need to be hired.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for not only Alabama but the southeast,” CACC president Jeff Lynn said. “We consider it the highest honor to be the community college selected to lead this initiative in Alabama.”

Intel will work with longtime partner in technology Dell to “provide a network that will put community college students at the front of the line with companies across the world.”

Another key to this strong partnership is ensuring that the programs are affordable and have the resources needed to develop virtual and on-campus labs. Currently, Central Alabama Community College and one other community college in south Florida are the only two colleges that have been selected in the southeast.

“We are in the beginning phases of the program but we expect a huge influx of students,” said Lynn. “I think it’s very important to note that this initiative was started with community colleges. We have outstanding students who are ready to be the pioneers and leaders with AI.”

Students who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate and be eligible for hire. Plans are to begin offering this program at the Prattville campus in the near future.


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