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GE Aviation managers in growing Alabama plant share training duties

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AUBURN, Alabama -- Joseph Moore works days on the shop floor at GE Aviation’s fast-growing jet engine factory in Auburn – then teaches his experiences at night in the classroom. He’s one of several operations managers at GE’s Auburn site with a teaching role...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama metro ranks No. 1 for manufacturing jobs, analysis says

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The Talladega-Sylacauga Micropolitan Statistical Area was rated the best place in the U.S. for manufacturing jobs in a detailed analysis by SmartAsset, a financial technology company that studied data on nearly 500 cities. SmartAsset singled out the high concentration of well-paying manufacturing jobs in...

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Alabama community colleges to offer manufacturing credentials

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey announced today that the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) will begin offering nationally recognized credentials in manufacturing skills at all its colleges this spring. The program, in partnership with the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC), will make Alabama...

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Job training programs fuel growth of Alabama auto industry

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Alabama’s worker training efforts have helped build the state auto industry into a juggernaut, and the growth shows no signs of slowing. Worker training agency AIDT’s success can be attributed to its talented staff, as well as state leaders who provide...

Written by Dawn Azok

AIDT teams with Lockheed Martin for new Alabama training facility

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TROY, Alabama – Lockheed Martin has opened a new onsite training at the company’s Pike County Operations site that was made possible with the help of AIDT, the state’s primary workforce development agency. The Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Center is a $2 million project...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Honda racetrack job fair inspires workers of the future

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Honda Manufacturing of Alabama is gearing up for an annual event that offers an inside look at the state’s booming automotive industry and has inspired a new generation of workers to pursue the high-tech careers it offers. This weekend, for the...

Written by Dawn Azok

Gallup: Alabama has nation’s most engaged workforce

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – A new Gallup poll finds that Alabama has the nation’s highest percentage of “engaged” workers who are enthusiastic about their jobs. Gallup’s survey found that 37 percent of Alabama workers are engaged, ahead of Delaware, Kentucky and Louisiana at 36 percent...

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State debuts unified workforce system, AlabamaWorks

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Alabama business, education and workforce training leaders unveiled a new system called “AlabamaWorks” that will seamlessly link employers looking for skilled workers with residents seeking jobs or job training. The AlabamaWorks program aims to set a new standard in workforce development...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Apprenticeship Alabama aims to invest in workers

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- A new program approved this year by the Alabama Legislature aims to invest in the state's top asset when it comes to recruiting new jobs and capital investment: Its workers. Apprenticeship Alabama, which will kick off in January, offers tax credits...

Written by Dawn Azok

Consultants rank Alabama among top business-friendly states

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Site selection consultants surveyed by national publication Area Development rank Alabama among the top states for business, pointing to strong workforce development programs, a competitive labor environment, and other pro-business factors. Alabama ranks No. 6 overall in Area Development’s 2016 “Top States for Doing...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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