WORKFORCE & TRAINING
Industries choose Limestone County because of its large workforce and extensive workforce training resources.
Located in North Alabama, Limestone County is part of the Huntsville, Alabama MSA and has access to a very large labor pool of over 523,272. North Alabama is the fastest growing region in the state and Huntsville is projected to become the state’s largest city within a few years. A wide range of workforce training resources are available to ensure our local industries have the trained workforce they need to succeed.
Limestone County Workforce by the Numbers
Limestone County is Home to Robotics Technology Park, the Country’s First State-of-the-Art Robotics Training Center.
Limestone County is home to the Robotics Technology Park, the country’s first state-of-the-art robotics training center that offers free robotics training to employees of companies located in Alabama.
The campus features three training facilities, each with a unique focus:
- Robotic Maintenance Training Center
A 60,000 square foot facility providing no-cost training to Alabama industries and their affiliates.
- Advanced Technology Research & Development Center
Four – 6,000 square foot client suites are available at no cost for research & development projects (the cost of utilities are billed on consumption basis).
- Integration, Entrepreneurial & Paint/Dispense Training Center
This 51,000 square foot facility allows companies to build, test, and adapt automation for new and existing manufacturing processes.
Other Local Workforce Training Resources
Calhoun Community College located in Limestone County is the state’s largest community college. Calhoun ranks #1 in the US in awarding degrees in Advanced Manufacturing, according to Economic Modeling Specialist International (EMSI). This ranking includes all community colleges, technical colleges, and universities across the country. Calhoun opened a dedicated Automotive Technology Center in 2019.
AIDT is recognized as one of the top statewide workforce development programs in the country and offers comprehensive training and workforce support services customized to a company’s unique needs.