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Alabama Aviation Training Center plays key role in aerospace growth

AIDT

MOBILE, Alabama -- A key ingredient to the success of Alabama’s Airbus jet manufacturing facility is an innovative advanced training center built by the state to boost the aerospace industry workforce. The $7 million Alabama Aviation Training Center, which opened in 2014 at Mobile Aeroplex,

Written by Dawn Azok

GE Aviation managers in growing Alabama plant share training duties

AIDT

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

Job training programs fuel growth of Alabama auto industry

AIDT

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

Area Development ranks Alabama among top business-friendly states

AIDT

Area Development, a national economic development-focused publication, once again ranked Alabama among the top states for doing business. In a new survey, Alabama earned high marks for improved economic development policies, its proven workforce development program, and a long-running shovel-ready sites initiative. Alabama ranks...

Written by Jerry Underwood

AIDT teams with Lockheed Martin for new Alabama training facility

AIDT

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

State debuts unified workforce system, AlabamaWorks

AIDT

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

Site selection publication awards high marks to Alabama, Huntsville

AIDT

Business Facilities magazine rated Alabama among the top states for workforce training programs, auto manufacturing strength, and foreign direct investment in its 2016 rankings. In addition, the economic development-focused publication rated Huntsville No. 1 among U.S. cities for STEM job growth, and No. 3...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama Robotics Park Phase 3 center readies for training

AIDT

TANNER, Alabama --- There’s a new state-of-the-art tool in Alabama’s worker training effor. Gov. Robert Bentley and other officials today are cutting the ribbon on Phase 3 of the Robotics Technology Park, an $80 million, 85-acre campus in Limestone County where employees from Alabama...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama Workforce System brand unifies job services

AIDT

The Alabama Workforce Council has presented a new set of recommendations to Governor Robert Bentley, including the creation and implementation of a new unified and universal brand for the Alabama Workforce System. The idea goes beyond just a logo, said Ed Castile, deputy secretary...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Commerce launches Workforce Development Division to streamline services

AIDT

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Beginning today, many of Alabama’s key workforce development programs are being consolidated in a new division within the Alabama Department of Commerce that aims to improve workforce readiness and spur business expansion across the state. The formation of Commerce’s new Workforce...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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