With the aim of serving and collaborating with local, regional, and statewide public service agencies, the North Alabama Public Service Training Center at the University of North Alabama will support training, collaboration, education, and research for public service leaders and employees. The Center will develop educational and training programs to serve local, regional, and statewide public service agencies, including law enforcement departments, fire departments, and other emergency services by collaborating with these agencies to ascertain educational and training needs. Development of the programming will be accomplished in consultation with the specific agencies. The Center will engage students and faculty to share knowledge, collaborate on interdisciplinary projects, and build sustainable partnerships with organizations that are essential for the well-being of our local, regional, and statewide communities.
The North Alabama Public Service Training Center will work in partnership with existing campus offices and programs to continue to build appropriate training and education programs and foster potential collaborations with public service agencies. The Center is committed to working with these agencies to address their needs. The Center is vital to this endeavor by providing space and personnel to develop initiatives and offer programs that will enhance the education and skills of their workforce and result in excellent service to their communities. The Center will sponsor and organize signature programs and initiatives that will fill any gaps in university offerings and will provide a central hub for the dissemination of information about campus and community programs and events.
The North Alabama Public Service Training Center will also enhance the training of students in specific degree programs with experiential opportunities and interactions with these various public service agencies.