Alabama leaders visit ISTC campuses

J. F. Ingram State Technical College recently hosted two distinguished visitors. Student ambassadors shared information about career technical program offerings with Governor Key Ivey during her tour on January 6. ISTC president Annette Funderburk presented the governor with a red rose sculpted by welding students at the conclusion of the tour.

On January 9 Alabama Secretary of Labor Fitzgerald Washington toured classrooms and labs on the main campus, meeting instructors and students. Discussions during the tour focused on industry certification and soft skills.

Funderburk said the college is partnering with the Department of Labor’s Career Centers to assist ISTC graduates seeking employment following their release from incarceration. “ISTC graduates who need job placement assistance can reach out to us through their local Career Center,” she said. “We can then match their skills with job openings among our network of employers.”

ISTC will host area legislators at a luncheon on January 21. The meal will feature dishes prepared by students in the Commercial Food Service program.