Kids to Love training initiative KTECH wins automotive award – the Madison Record


MADISON – KTECH, the training initiative founded by Kids to Love, has been recognized for its excellence in the manufacturing industry.

The Alabama Automobile Manufacturers Association or AAMA has named KTECH as the 2021 “Service Provider of the Year”. This recognition consolidates KTECH as a leader in the advanced manufacturing industry.

Kids to Love, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, operates KTECH.

KTECH training received the award at the Southern Automotive Conference in Birmingham in October. The award recognizes companies that “exemplify excellence in workforce development in the automotive manufacturing industry,” according to AAMA sources.

“KTECH is an industry leader in job training,” said Lee Marshall. Marshall is the founder and CEO of Kids to Love. “We are responding to the need for skilled labor.

“Companies hire our students because they are not only skilled workers but reliable. That’s the KTECH difference, ”said Marshall.

AAMA is a leading organization dedicated to the advancement of Alabama’s automotive manufacturing industry. This association looks at the positive outcomes of statewide issues, such as workforce development and connections with suppliers, service providers and manufacturers.

“KTECH is privileged to work alongside AAMA to fill the skills gap in our state,” said Marshall. “Since its creation in 2016, KTECH has awarded 236 certifications. Eight KTECH students were offered jobs or continued their studies. KTECH graduates work in 21 companies. (

The Alabama Community College System has licensed KTECH as a private school. Offering hands-on and interactive instruction, KTECH students can earn up to four certifications in the fields of Mechatronics, Robotics, Welding, and Solid Edge.

The address of the Kids to Love office is 140 Castle Drive in Madison. For more information on Kids to Love, call 256-880-3455, email [email protected], or visit or

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