Regions foundation recently made a $57,000 Wallace Community College Selma (WCCS) for its new Shift2Success Manufacturing and Ready to Work Training Program.
The program, described as a "workforce development initiative" aims to train students in resume writing, preparation for job interviews and other skills.
It lasts for eight weeks and students can earn up to five specialized training certifications.
“I am honored to work with the Regions Foundation as we seek to enhance the world of work for aspiring students,” said Dr. James M. Mitchell, president of WCCS in a press release.
The first 15 that participated in the program recently graduated, with each one getting at least two nationally recognized certifications.
“Our work at the Regions Foundation is about building more inclusive prosperity and removing barriers to success," said Marta Self, executive director of the Regions Foundation.
"That’s exactly what Wallace Community College in Selma is doing every day, and that’s why we are honored to support this incredible new program.”
According to the press release a second Shift2Success class will be launched later this month.