March 5, 2009


Industry Forum Held At NACC a Success

The Alabama Technology Network (ATN) center on the campus of and in partnership with Northeast Alabama Community College, as well as the Economic Development Authorities of Jackson and DeKalb County, hosted an ISO 9001:2008 industry forum recently at the College.

Twenty-one people representing 10 industries from DeKalb, Jackson, and surrounding counties attended the event. The forum allowed these individuals to network and to discuss the presented topic.

The topic of the forum was “ISO 9001:2008 — What You Need to Know about the New Revision.” The participants learned about changes to the ISO 9001: 2008 standard and how those changes would affect their company. The ISO 9001 Quality Management System is an international standard that provides standardized requirements for organizations to follow when establishing a quality management system.

ISO certification is one of many training areas provided through ATN. The Alabama Technology Network of the Alabama Community College System links two-year colleges, The University of Alabama System, Auburn University, and the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama together to solve the needs of industry. Employees of ATN tailor their services to meet local needs, providing innovative and cost-effective solutions to enable Alabama’s existing industry to be more competitive.

Due to the attendance and positive feedback, additional forums will be held on a regular basis. If you would like more information on the forums, or would like to be added to the mailing list, contact Ronny Kisor at 256-638-8968, or by e-mail at

The ATN is located in the Workforce Development Building on the NACC campus.
NACC Workforce Development and Health Education Buildiings