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Madison County currently partners with our County School system, AB-Tech and Mars Hill University, all which are located or have a campus in Madison County. We are working toward tailoring programs to fit the needs of today’s workforce. Training and knowledge based learning are the keys to a reliable and profitable business and a strong workforce. We plan to continually create partnerships and expand the offering opportunities in the future to create a many different silos for training and education. Madison County is also proud to be a partner with AB Tech in its RAMP (raising awareness of manufacturing possibilities.)

AB Tech

AB Tech Madison Campus

A-B Tech Madison is a one-stop educational center that is dedicated to student success and community services. We can help you change your life as you earn your degree, develop new skills in short-term training for immediate career choices in today’s job market, and provide specialized training for your business needs. A-B Tech Madison offers general education courses, AAS in Business Administration, Nurse Aide I certification, EMT-Basic, HSE (high school equivalency), a variety of community enrichment and other continuing education classes, and much more! Our staff and faculty are committed to providing the highest quality instruction and services as you pursue living your dream! Your success has no limits at A-B Tech!

The North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) and North Carolina’s Department of Commerce developed NCWorks, a free, customized job training and recruiting program for new and expanding businesses. NCWorks offers comprehensive training support ranging from NCCCS’s extensive catalogue of established programs to customized curricula tailored to address specific business needs.

Madison County Schools

The Madison County School system is recognized as a very progressive school system continuously striving to provide quality educational programs and services to our 2,400 students that are served. Our school district serves students from birth through grade 13. We have three early childhood education centers, three elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and one early college high school. We are continuing to build our capacity with new construction and renovations to make our educational facilities the very best for our children.

Our system is constantly improving in that we use a quality-based management system. This allows employee involvement in decision making and allows us to use systems theory for improvement. Our goals are to improve the whole system by improving the parts. We make decisions based on data and provide training for all employees knowing that the system will benefit from the training.

Our greatest resource is our people. We value all of our personnel and strive to make their work meaningful as we view each school as a learning center. We allow for employee input in decision making and provide training for all persons. We value the teams we assign to work on many of our projects.

The Madison County School System is student-focused, providing comprehensive educational experiences in a safe environment that equips and empowers students to be responsible citizens. Our school system is fully accredited by the State of North Carolina and follows the NC State curriculum.We are excited to have opened our new Advanced Manufacturing center in 2015. This center will allow our school students to be on the leading edge of Advanced Manufacturing technology and skills.

Madison County School Information

Mars Hill University
At Mars Hill University you can learn from faculty who are as dedicated as they are accomplished. Challenge yourself with experiential internships, undergraduate research, and study abroad in countries around the world. Find your calling among 35 majors and 61 fields of study.

Life at Mars Hill is a powerful experience, from service-minded outreach to planet-saving sustainability. It’s also packed with a whole lot of fun: sports, clubs, art, music, hiking, biking—there’s literally something for everyone. That includes strong Christian values and a supportive, welcoming community, surrounded by the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Adult and Graduate Studies at Mars Hill University offers working adults the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree, master's degree, or teacher licensure at night. Classes meet in Mars Hill, Asheville, and Burnsville, North Carolina. Additionally, we offer limited online and semi-online classes.

Mars Hill University expanded its programs and began a Bachelor of Nursing Program. They also offer a Masters of Management.

Regional Colleges and Universities

Education is not only a key component for Madison County but regionally as well. We are fortunate to have a wide variety to educational and training opportunities within an hour’s drive.

Western Carolina University

University of North Carolina at Asheville

Haywood Community College

Montreat College

Brevard College

Warren Wilson College

East Tennessee State University

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