ATN is a part of the Alabama Community College System and Manufacturing Extension Partnership that supports businesses by linking them with colleges and universities, as well as others in business and government.
By interconnecting two-year colleges, the University of Alabama System, Auburn University and the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, ATN constructs a collective of experts who provide training in: information technology, lean manufacturing, quality systems and engineering, environmental safety and health, HR and organizational development, business services and management, industrial maintenance, and engineering and technical services — in order to improve productivity and profitability.
ATN will assess and evaluate a situation, devise an action plan and help execute the plan. ATN’s 15 regional centers are located throughout the state from the Tennessee Valley to Mobile Bay. ATN is also the state’s Manufacturing Extension Partnership affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which provides hands-on technical assistance and training to small and medium-sized manufacturers.
The list of two-year colleges ATN partners with include:
- Alabama Southern Community College
- Bevill State Community College
- Central Alabama Community College
- Enterprise State Community College
- Gadsden State Community College
- George Corley Wallace Community College (Selma)
- Jefferson Davis Community College
- Jefferson State Community College
- Lawson State Community College
- Northeast Community College
- Northwest-Shoals Community College
- Trenholm State Technical College
- Wallace Community College (Dothan)
- Wallace State Community College (Hanceville)