The City of Heflin is located near several community and state college campuses with workforce and career development programs. Additionally, the State of Alabama has several state-level workforce training programs to help companies find and train their labor force.
Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT)
The AIDT program is a state-level program that provides industry-specific training and employee recruitment services to new and expanding industries. The program provides on-site training programs that are customized to each company's specific needs. The program also provides support in locating and recruiting workers. More information about AIDT's services can be found at www.aidt.edu.
Alabama Technology Network (ATN)This program primarily provides manufacturing-related workforce training programs and is administered through Alabama's two-year and four-year college and university system. Training topics cover a wide-range of manufacturing topics from safety to management. More information about ATN can be found at www.atn.org.
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA)
The workforce development division of ADECA offers workforce training programs to Alabama companies. These programs include incumbent workforce training programs, on-the-job training, and individual training. More information about these programs can be found on the workforce development division section of ADECA's website.
Local Workforce Development ProgramsThe City of Heflin is located within an hour of Jacksonville State University, the University of West Georgia, and Talladega College. There are campuses for Central Alabama Community College and Gadsden State Community College also near the community. Additionally, the Cleburne County Career Tech School offers technical and career development courses at the high school level.
Be Extreme: Inside and Out
Be Extreme is a program that serves twenty at-risk girls in Cleburne County ages 12-15. Counselors and community leaders lead the participants in activities and training designed to enhance self-esteem and soft skills. They are counseled and coached in areas such as poise, health, nutrition, fitness, assertiveness, drug awareness, etiquette, decision-making, violence prevention and career planning. Be Extreme has graduated 12 classes of young women.