Auburn Training Connection

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The Auburn Training Connection (ATC) is a unique partnership among Auburn area industry, Auburn University, Auburn City Schools, the City of Auburn, and the Industrial Development Board of the City of Auburn.  ATC was established as a non-profit corporation in 2000.  The ATC board is made up of three representatives from local industry, two government officials, and two education officials.  ATC programs include:


  • Ongoing training tailored specific to the needs of local industry

  • Auburn High School's Career Technical Education curriculum

  • Skill sets taught in high school program are defined by area industry

  • Dual credit courses (college credit for high school courses)

  • Industrial Systems and Maintenance Program

  • Annual Summer Manufacturing Academy (for incoming 9th graders


The Auburn Training Connection meets on the third Thursday of each month.  If you are interested in joining the ATC, or you would like to submit an agenda item for an upcoming ATC meeting, please e-mail Cary Cox. 


The Auburn Training Connection is a recipient of eight regional, national, and international awards in workforce development:

2008 Career & Technical Education Promising Practices Site
for Industrial Systems & Maintenance Program
2007 Auburn Chamber of Commerce
Eagle Award for Education
2007 East Alabama Career Technical Association
Outstanding Business/Industry of the Year
2007 Economic Development Association of Alabama
Workforce Development Award
2007 International Economic Development Council
Excellence in Economic Development Award
2007 Southern Economic Development Council
Award for Workforce Development
2006 e-Synchronist
Award for Workforce Supply Chain Intervention
2006 Southern Growth Policies Board
Award for Innovation in Workforce Development