The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and Calhoun Community College created a flexible training program for Industrial Maintenance and Machine Tool Technology. While utilizing a modularized curriculum and multiple delivery options, it allows students multiple entry/exit points into the program to develop the skills they need based on their goals and industry needs, whether it was entry level, intermediate, or advanced training.
Dr. Mary M. Yarbrough, the Dean of Workforce Education and Technologies at Calhoun Community College. She has been actively involved in education for over 30 years and in workforce and economic development for over 15 years. Dr. Yarbrough has authored or co-authored numerous grants in support of workforce and economic development and currently manages a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor in support of workforce development. She holds a B.S. and Ph.D. from The University of Alabama and a M.S. degree from Auburn University. She has been the director of School-To-Career and Tech Prep Consortia and dean of a college campus.