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U.S. Secretary of Labor Acosta to Visit Calhoun Community College and Discuss Industry- Recognized Apprenticeship Programs & Pledge to America’s Workers

June 26, 2019

Decatur, AL – U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta will be traveling to Calhoun Community College to discuss the award of a $12 million grant to the Alabama Community College System that will expand apprenticeship opportunities for advanced manufacturing in the region. Secretary Acosta will join a roundtable and tour of Calhoun’s Decatur campus before taking part in a media availability with Calhoun leaders. After visiting Calhoun, Secretary Acosta will tour ADTRAN, Inc. and Dynetics in Huntsville, Alabama.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

WHO: U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta
Jimmy Baker, Chancellor, Alabama Community College System
WHAT: $12 Million Grant to the Alabama Community College System for Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Expansion
WHEN: Thursday, June 27, 2019, 10:30 a.m. CST
10:50 a.m. Roundtable Discussion (NOTE: Roundtable will be b-roll only)
11:20 p.m. Facility Tour (NOTE: Tour will be b-roll only)
11:45 p.m. Media Availability
WHERE: Calhoun Community College, Advanced Technology Center (building #1 on campus map), 6250 US Hwy 31N, Tanner, AL 35671
RSVP: Press interested in covering these events must RSVP with their name and outlet information to Megan Sweeney at or at (202) 693-4661.

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