A position created at Enterprise State Community College to best connect workforce development opportunities at the College with area workforce needs has been filled by an individual with several years of experience in various workforce initiatives.
Ian Campbell, a 2009 ESCC alum, will serve as the College’s Director of Workforce Development. He will develop and manage all workforce development programs and functions for the College, including any internal and external training programs that are directly related to business and industry. He will also oversee grants for training and workforce development, connect with area businesses, and recruit workforce development instructional staff.
He begins his position at ESCC on November 1.
ESCC President Matt Rodgers expressed his excitement to have Campbell as part of the ESCC team.
“Developing a strong and well-trained workforce is critical to the success of the communities we serve. Ian has a great background in this area,” President Rodgers stated.
“I am confident he will be able to connect the College with our local business and industry partners. Ian and the entire ESCC team are committed to helping train and teach the skills necessary for our citizens to go to work.”
Campbell has served in various capacities in career and technical education. As an agriscience and agriconstruction educator in the Wiregrass and Tuscaloosa areas for the last seven years, Campbell has developed partnerships with officials in local industry and has marketed programs through media and advisory committees. He has secured grants that have led to ongoing partnerships, as well as helped in the statewide implementation of multiple career and technical education initiatives.
“I am very excited to join Enterprise State Community College as the new Director of Workforce Development. This position reinforces the commitment that ESCC has toward creating solutions for regional business and industry to meet the critical need of training a skilled, effective workforce,” Campbell said.
Campbell said short-term goals as the new director include meeting with local companies to determine their needs, learning ESCC’s programs and certifications, and developing a marketing strategy which communicates the College’s dedication to success for the region and statewide workforce development efforts.
Long-term goals include seeking and creating new partnerships, continuing the evaluation of the College’s current workforce development programs in order to determine their need for maintenance and improvements, and growing and strengthening relationships with external workforce regions.
Prior to coming to ESCC, Campbell was an agriscience teacher for Geneva County High School. He obtained his Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Education Specialist degrees from Auburn University.
Cutline: ESCC Director of Workforce Development, Ian Campbell and ESCC President, Matt Rodgers