Our Mission

 Our mission is to grow businesses, grow jobs and grow skills.  We offer:
  • Classroom training, or training at your site
  • Standard curriculum, or training customized to your needs
  • Implementation on the shop floor
Our Business Model: from training to implementation to measurable results

Skills learned in the classroom are not always applied in the workplace. Our business model aims at implementing for results. To do this, measurement is part of our training model.

Economic and Workforce Development

Kevin Kimrey, Director of Economic and Workforce Development, heads a team of professionals dedicated to serving the businesses and industries of Buncombe and Madison counties.  Contact us for more information at (828) 398-7921.


A gift from the BASF Corporation, A-B Tech Community College’s Business Acceleration Site in Enka—simply called The BASE—is a hub for business advancement and continuing education in Asheville and Western North Carolina.

In addition to specialized training and workforce development, our state-of-the-art training facilities include both small group and traditional classroom training areas, computer labs, the small business incubator, a conference center, and wet laboratory space suitable for biotechnology and food industry start ups. The facilities can be used for sales presentations, customer demonstrations, business meetings, and multimedia presentations. One of the several meeting rooms, perhaps the executive boardroom, may be the perfect location for your organization's off-site meeting or retreat.  Contact Ellen Ryan @ ellenmryan@abtech.edu for more information.