Council President Alexander announcing details of workforce development partnership between Lawson State and Buffalo Rock
Earlier this year, Council President Wardine Alexander was officially awarded the $75,000 E Pluribus Unum (UNUM) Fellows Grant. Those funds have been allocated towards creating a workforce development pipeline between Lawson State Community College (LSCC) and Buffalo Rock that will provide specialized training to fill jobs in the area.
On Thursday, December 16th at 10:00 a.m. there will be a ceremony announcing the specific details of this exciting new partnership. The event will be held at the Lawson State Community College Administrative Building (3060 Wilson Road, SW Birmingham, AL 35221).
“This is a huge opportunity to see real transformative change in our community and create life-changing opportunities for our residents,” President Alexander said.
She is part of the inaugural class of UNAM fellows and is the only elected leader selected from Central Alabama. This announcement is the culmination of those efforts.
The inaugural class of 13 UNUM Fellowship Cohorts was announced last year and included a diverse set of Southern elected leaders, from rural mayors to suburban school board members to city councilors and big city mayors. This select group has embarked on a year-long journey to address inequitable and discriminatory policies and practices within their communities and utilized their funding to tackle these issues through projects and community-led programs.
“This workforce development pipeline will help ensure that our residents are ready to fill local jobs through a certified training program for these positions with Buffalo Rock,” Alexander continued. “This is something that can bring about equity and empower our community and I’m so excited to announce this partnership with a local company.”