The labor shed has seen the following growth in Plastics related jobs over the last 5 years:
The Chilton County labor shed is home to highly skilled workers in the Plastics sector. Below are a few examples of how our workforce compares to the United States average:
The following quantities of skilled workers are currently employed in our region:
The Chilton County labor shed has an advantage to recruit plastics companies based on a review of industry purchases within the region and supply chain. Companies within these sectors would have an opportunity due to the demand for plastics products. This is based on the following supply chain statistics:
Auburn University accommodates the broad range of polymer and fiber opportunities by offering two undergraduate programs leading to the bachelor of polymer and fiber engineering. The polymer option emphasizes polymer characterization, processing, and chemistry. The fiber option emphasizes the mechanics of composite materials and other fibrous structures.
The University of Alabama’s research areas include nanotechnology, spin-based electronics, targeted drug delivery, molecular-level simulations for studying chemical reactions, separations using membranes, solvents and composite materials, metals casting, magnetic-tape technology, synthesis of electronic materials, interfacial and transport phenomena, ionic liquids, fluid mechanics, polymer science, pharmaceutical engineering, environmental remediation, biomass conversion, and simulation of the streams and bays of Alabama’s coastal zone.
AIDT is recognized as one of the top 5 workforce training agencies in the US. Their services include:
Alabama Technology Network (ATN):
Today’s demanding global marketplace not only encourages continual improvements in profitability and productivity—it demands it. That is where this innovative collaboration comes in, a strategic partnership between Alabama’s community colleges, the University of Alabama System, Auburn University, and the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama.
Strategic advice and training is available from ATN in more than a half dozen areas including:
Jefferson State Community College offers Welding Technology Certificate & AAS degree program with the following courses:
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