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Our Mission:

To bridge the skills gap by creating a sustainable pipeline of work-ready employees to support Auburn University Facilities Management by partnering with regional workforce council, state agencies, and local school systems to provide work-based learning opportunities that focus on career awareness, career exploration, and career preparation.

Our Team:

Loren Winn
Division Director, Facilities Human Resources
Tel: 334-734-1628



Hayley White
Human Resource Generalist I
Tel: 334-734-2551

Training and Workforce Development: Programs and initiatives for staff training & workforce development, community outreach, apprenticeship programs.

Kyle Cordie
Apprenticeship Coordinator
Tel: 334-734-1047

Apprenticeship Program: Apprenticeship program coordination, programs and initiatives for workforce development, community outreach.

A Statewide Best Practice Designated Program:

Auburn University Facilities Management’s Industry Tours, Career Connections Summer Jobs Program and Registered Apprenticeship program have all been recognized by the Alabama Office of Apprenticeship (AOA) as a Statewide Best Practice in Work-based Learning.

The AOA defines work-based learning as Sustained interactions with industry or community professionals in real workplace settings, to the extent practicable, or simulated environments at an educational institution that fosters in-depth, firsthand engagement with the tasks required of a given career field, that are aligned to curriculum and instruction.

This designation guarantees us a spot in the 2024 Work-based Learning Handbook that the AOA publishes on their website and distributes to industry partners. Programs that receive this designation stand “out in a way that we believe other providers could benefit from learning about. Only through the efforts of all of our workforce partners will we keep the engine of Alabama’s economy moving forward and keep Alabama on the rise in the national and international business community.” – Josh Laney, Director of the Alabama Office of Apprenticeship.

Part of Alabama's Top 21 Work Based Learning Best Practices 2023-2024
Our Industry Partners:
Alabama Office of Apprenticeship
Auburn Training Connection
Alabama Department of Labor

The mission of the Alabama Office of Apprenticeship is to expand the use of the registered apprenticeships (RAs) and promote all forms of work-based learning for providing high-quality career training which will enable workers and employers to prosper in pursuit of the continued economic development of of our state.

The Auburn Training Connection is the premier solutions provider for Workforce Development. ATC is charged with developing and retaining a skilled workforce that will meet the employment needs of our growing business community in Auburn.

Our team meets annually with an AL DOL Labor Law Specialist to identify tasks that are safe and appropriate for students 16, 17, and 18 to perform during our programs.

Central AlabamaWorks
Alabama F.A.M.E.

Central AlabamaWorks! Creates a collaborative atmosphere of workforce partners to develop strategic alliances. These partnerships impact our systems of education and training by aligning resources with employers’ workforce needs. Central AlabamaWorks! Assists with the development of the next generation of workforce by providing career exploration opportunities to the schools systems (public and private).

The Alabama F.A.M.E. (Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education) Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program (AMT) includes a two-year technical Associate degree that combines cutting-edge curriculum that supports advanced manufacturing technology, paid working experience, along with learning highly sought after business principles and best practices of a world class manufacturer.

The EAGLES program is a non-degreed program focusing on academic enrichment, personal and social skills, independent living skills, health and wellness, and integrated work experiences. Students in the program receive an inclusive post-secondary education providing them with an enriching and rewarding Auburn experience as they prepare to transition to gainful employment.