May 1, 2023 – Officials from the Honda Alabama Auto Plant in Lincoln were on hand Monday, May 1st for a special presentation at the Talladega High School Career Technical Center. As one of the local manufacturing supporters of the school’s Modern Manufacturing Program, the Lincoln plant donated a 2022 Honda Odyssey for the MMP students to use as part of their hands-on classroom training.

Led by East AlabamaWorks, the Modern Manufacturing Program focuses on manufacturing-centered skills and training to prepare students for high demand, high wage jobs in the industry sector.

The program was created based on the industry needs of automotive manufacturers in the State of Alabama, however the skills can benefit any manufacturing company.

The program equips students with basic knowledge of processes to prepare them for over 40,000 jobs that are available in workforce Region 2 in the manufacturing industry. Students who complete the program will have an advantage in the job market in manufacturing industries.

The Honda Alabama Auto Plant in Lincoln is one of the many industry supporters of this new program located in Region 2.

“The Modern Manufacturing Program will give students these basics before they enter the workforce, helping to increase their career options and hiring potential, while also helping local employers in filling a much-needed gap with these work-based skills,” said Michael Gaines, Manufacturing Planning and Control Division Lead, Honda Alabama Auto Plant. “We look forward to working with East AlabamaWorks, local schools and the community in providing opportunities to local students through this new program.”

Students at the Talladega High School Career Technical Center have been taking Modern Manufacturing classes on campus since the fall of 2022.

Check out the photo gallery from the donation event below.