ARC to Announce $368,000 Federal Grant in Workforce Development Effort for Hale County; Shelton State to Administer Program

Community Based Training Program Prepares New Workers for Automotive Careers in Alabama

Greensboro, AL – On Friday, December 11, Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Federal Co-Chair Earl F. Gohl will visit Greensboro, Alabama to announce funding for a workforce training program to recruit, train, and prepare workers for Alabama’s automotive industry. Shelton State Community College and the West Alabama Chamber of Commerce will administer the program that will focus on workforce development in Hale County, Alabama.


What:        Announcement of $368,000 federal investment in workforce training program for Hale County.

When:       Friday, December 11, 2015 at 2:30PM

Who:          Earl Gohl, Appalachian Regional Commission Federal Co-Chair Dr. Cynthia Anthony, Interim President, Shelton State Community College Donny Jones, CEO, Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama Judge Marvin Wiggins, Hale County Circuit Court

Where:      Hale County Courthouse
1001 Main Street
Greensboro, Alabama


About the Appalachian Regional Commission

The Appalachian Regional Commission is a regional economic development partnership of federal and state governments across 420 counties in 13 Appalachian states. ARC's mission is to be a strategic partner and advocate for sustainable community and economic development in Appalachia.