Current Weather

Currently on MIX 106.5

Eye Of The Tiger


One Thing at a Time
Morgan Wallen

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


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.

Click here to e-mail the reporter.© 2016-2023, City Media LLC/RadioAlabama. All Rights Reserved. RadioAlabama’s network -- MIX 106.5 (& 98.3 HD2), WSGN, KiX 100.3 (& 1290 AM), 105.1 WRFS, KiX 96.3 (& 1050 AM), RadioAlabama Sports, and RA Digital -- along with reports local news around the clock and will keep you up-to-date during breaking news and weather. For real-time alerts from, text NEWS to 59925. Standard text message rates may apply. By signing up, you agree to receive ongoing text message alerts from RadioAlabama. Consent not required for purchase. Up to eight messages per month. Reply STOP to cancel. Reply HELP for help. Message & Data rates may apply. Terms and Conditions/Privacy Policy @