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EDA donates $4,000 for workforce development

The Selma and Dallas County Economic Development Authority recently presented a check in the amount of $4,000 to Wallace Community College Selma to help spark workforce development training.

Wayne Vardaman, executive director of the Selma and Dallas County Economic Development Authority, said the money will help support existing training at WCCS and prepare graduates for the workforce.

“Anytime that you have anything pouring into workforce development or workforce training for your community is huge,” Vardaman said. “The EDA wants to make sure workforce development is where it needs to be to attract and retain industry.”

WCCS president James Mitchell thanked the EDA for the donation and partnership.

“I would like to thank Mr. Vardaman and the EDA board of directors for this very generous donation,” Mitchell said.

“We look forward to enhancing this collaborative partnership.”

WCCS director of workforce development Kristi Bain said the college works to meet the demands of the local workforce.

“Workforce development at Wallace Community College Selma is growing to help and partner with all local industry and business sectors to help maintain and build a growing economy in all areas we serve,” Bain said. “We want to be the people that help when our industries and businesses need assistance with training or preparing their current and future workforce. We have multiple avenues in place currently and coming so that we may be of assistance to whoever needs us.”