For Immediate Release
Central Alabama Community College Awarded “Industry of the Year” by Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce
PRATTVILLE, AL – September 27, 2023 – Central Alabama Community College
(CACC) is honored to announce that it has been recognized as the “Industry of the Year” by the Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce during its 2023 Annual Meeting.
CACC, an esteemed institution with a rich history and commitment to student success, was established by consolidating Alexander City State Junior College (ACSJC) and Nunnelley State Technical College (NSTC) in 1989. With the addition of the Talladega Center in 2006, the Pratt’s Mill Center in 2018, and the acquisition of East Memorial Baptist Church in December 2021, CACC has continuously expanded its reach and impact. This latest acquisition established a permanent campus location in Prattville, furthering the college’s mission to address the educational and workforce training needs of Autauga and Elmore counties.
President Jeff Lynn expressed his gratitude: “Receiving the ‘Industry of the Year’ award reflects the dedication, hard work, and vision of our entire CACC community. Our recent expansions, especially in Prattville, underscore our commitment to providing high-quality education and training to our students. We are deeply honored by this recognition and remain steadfast in our mission to advance the quality of life through economic, community, and workforce development.”
The Prattville campus has witnessed significant traditional and dual enrollment growth, prompting the college to further invest in its infrastructure and faculty. With an investment of 16.5 million in the Prattville campus and an additional 3 million planned for FY 24, CACC has introduced state-of-the-art facilities, including a nursing skills lab, simulation lab, and new welding lab.
Michael Barnette, Dean of Workforce and Economic Development Programs commented, “The investments we’ve made in our Prattville campus reflect our commitment to providing the best resources and opportunities for our students. Our partnerships with local businesses and industries ensure that we are producing a skilled workforce that meets the evolving needs of our community.”
CACC takes pride in serving diverse communities within its service area. The Prattville campus offers local access to instruction and training for a rapidly growing population, many of whom are designated as underemployed. The college’s diverse degree programs, certifications, and non-credit training equip students with the skills and knowledge required for today’s workforce.
In closing, President Lynn added, “Central Alabama Community College is more than just an educational institution; it stands as a pillar of hope, opportunity, and growth for our community. We are immensely grateful to the Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce for this recognition and our business and industry partners unyielding support.”
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About Central Alabama Community College (CACC)
Central Alabama Community College is an open-access public community college that promotes student success in comprehensive and diverse academic and career learning environments. Through its various campuses and centers, CACC advances the quality of life through economic, community, and workforce development.
Director of Institutional Advancement, Government Affairs, and Public Relations
Central Alabama Community College