August 4, 2009


3R Expo and Alabama Career Center Dedication on August 7, 2009

Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) will be hosting a major event Friday, August 7, 2009, that can be of great benefit to NACC students and staff as well as those in the community.  This event is the Retool, and Retrain for Reemployment (3R) Expo and it is sponsored by the Governorís Office of Workforce Development. The 3R program will be held in the Tom Bevill Lyceum from 9:30 Ė 11:30 a.m. Included among the speakers for the 3R Expo are Dr. Mary Jane Caylor, Alabama State Board of Education member and pro tem, District 8; Ms. Joan Davis, Interim Chancellor of the Alabama  Community College System;  Dr. Matthew Hughes, Director, Governorís Office of Workforce Development; and Mr. Tom Surtees, Director, Alabama Department of Industrial Relations.


The 3-R program is of particular value for students or their families or friends who are recently unemployed as the result of plant closings or layoffs. Topics to be covered at the 3R event include information on employment/unemployment services, the Workforce Investment Act, adult education, and training programs offered through the stateís two-year college system, particularly those at NACC.


The 3R program also will be a great professional development opportunity to NACC staff and personnel in gaining knowledge to better advise students on important workforce and career issues.


Following the 3R activities, a grand opening/ribbon cutting will be held for the Rainsville Career Center. This Center is now located on the NACC campus in what was formerly the EMS Building. The grand opening/ribbon cutting is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. at the Rainsville Career Centerís new location on campus. The Rainsville Career Center is a part of the Alabama Career Center network and is designed to be a ďone-stopĒ agency for both job seekers and employers. Among the services provided at the Career Center are career planning, financial assistance for job training, job referral, educational training assistance, online job postings for employers, and unemployment insurance information. The Rainsville Career Center also will have staff available to provide personalized assistance and the Alabama Career Centerís Mobile Unit will be available to the public for information services as well.


The 3R and Rainsville Career Center grand opening/ribbon cutting event is free and open to NACC faculty, staff, students, and the public. Please plan to attend this very worthwhile event. For additional information, contact the NACC Presidentís Office at 226-6001 or 638-4418 ext 243 or Ms. Susan Barron at 228-6001 or 638-4418 , ext. 248.