Alabama Governor Bob Riley is spending the day in Dothan; talking about topics ranging from education to industrial advancement in the state.
He stopped at Wallace Community College to promote the “Work Keys” testing program between the college, industries and Houston County and Dothan city schools.
Riley recognizes that two-year colleges in the state play a vital role in workforce and economic development.
He also stressed the importance of taking care of existing Alabama businesses.
Gov. Bob riley said, "We need to make sure we have a workforce that's capable of doing whatever they need because 70 to 80 percent of all the job growth is going to come from existing Alabama industry. And we need to put just as much emphasis on making sure they have trained workers...as a national or international company."