Drake State is committed to serving its community as the primary provider of workforce development education and training. Through its Office of Workforce Development, the College provides a number of services and programs designed for employers located in the College’s service area in two ways:
Drake State works with local businesses and industries to establish courses and programs dedicated to specifically identified community employment and cross-training needs. Local industries are contacted on a regular basis to determine their training concerns and to share Drake State’s training capabilities.
Industry partners regularly seek specialized training from the College through our existing training resources. From there, the College assesses market demand for the local service area and determines the training that we should provide, whether through Alabama Workforce Solutions programs or regular program instruction. The College also partners with Alabama Industrial Department Training (AIDT) to provide customized training for new and expanding industries in Huntsville-Madison County, Alabama.