Reed pays visit to Bevill State campuses
by W. Brian Hale
Dec 21, 2010 | 1417 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
State Sen. Greg Reed, R-Jasper, recently visited Bevill State’s Jasper and Sumiton campuses to speak with campus deans and instructors and learn about the college’s services and students. Reed’s tour included stops in the Automotive Body Repair Technology program, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology program, Mining Technology program and Health Science building.

Reed said that his purpose for the visit was to learn more about what Bevill State was doing for technical training and how it would relate to workforce opportunities for economic growth.

“As we look to attract new industry to the District 5 area, I wanted to see if Bevill State would be in a position to cooperate with those new industries in training their workers,” Reed said. “I was able to see the different programs they have in place and also understand what the structure could be of new programs that could be offered if we had a new industry that was located in the area and needed to have a constant flow of new potential employees to be trained in specific areas that would be beneficial to their business.”

Reed stated that he was pleased with the visit and looks forward to future visits to learn more about Bevill State’s programs.

“The faculty and staff at Bevill were very happy that I asked for the opportunity to come and there are going to be more of those opportunities early on in my service to the people of District 5,” Reed said. “There is a lot of ingenuity and knowledge that is available in our area from the great people, industries and educators in our community — I want to make sure we utilize that.”

Bevill State president Dr. Anne McNutt said she was impressed with Reed’s interest in contacting BSCC and his willingness to spend the day learning about what the college offers.

“We look forward to working with Sen. Reed in his effort to help bring new industry to our area.” McNutt said.