TALLADEGA, Ala. – Central Alabama Community College (CACC) and the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind (AIDB) have announced a new addition to their ongoing partnership in the form of a dual enrollment program.
A Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) dual enrollment program is set to begin on Jan. 10. Three students and three faculty members at AIDB will attend classes at Talladega’s CACC campus. AIDB will provide the accessibility features for the courses such as large print, sign language, and braille.
“CACC has been an amazing partner to AIDB and we are thrilled to see the partnership continue to grow with the addition of the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council dual enrollment program,” said AIDB President John Masica. “AIDB stands ready to create a future-ready resilient workforce that is well equipped to meet the needs of today’s employers.”
As of now, 10 E. H. Gentry students attend both academic and credentialing classes on the CACC campuses in Talladega, Childersburg and Alexander City in partnership with the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS).
“We are fortunate to have two strong educational partners like AIDB and CACC here in Talladega County who are working together to provide world class opportunities for our citizens,” Ala. Rep. Steve Hurst said. “Educational partnerships such as this will only help our area of the state grow stronger and will be the driving force behind economic development.”
Both AIDB and CACC anticipate building additional bridges with AIDB’s K12 programs. This includes the possibility for summer classes for students and staff who are interested in additional training and upward mobility.