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Workforce & Training

Alabama is home to many resources that make it ideal for growing a business, but the greatest one of all is our people. Companies from all over the world are drawn here for one simple reason: we’re a hard-working state.

Alabama’s skilled workforce—and our steadfast commitment to developing it—has earned a reputation for being second to none. But don’t take our word for it; ask companies like Mercedes-Benz and Airbus, or any of the numerous companies who have benefited from cooperative, on-site workforce training programs developed with state workforce agencies like AIDT.

It is their belief, as well as the rest of Alabama’s, that education and state-of-the-art industrial training are at the heart of any strong workforce. This is made evident by Alabama’s deep roster of two and four year colleges committed to providing quality, accessible educational opportunities.

Workforce development is a joint effort in Alabama. It’s a combination of hard work and skilled citizens that give our state the nationally recognized training and recruiting we’re known for.

Commerce Workforce Development Programs

  • Alabama Career Centers
  • Alabama Workforce Investment Board
  • Regional Workforce Development Council
  • Alabama Workforce Council


One of the top 5 workforce training agencies in the U.S., AIDT is an innovative training program that provides value-added services and solutions for Alabama’s new and expanding businesses.

Alabama Community College System

With almost 30 community and technical colleges around the state, the Alabama Community College System is an integral part of developing Alabama’s legendary workforce.

Four Year College System

In addition to their focus on higher education and professional preparation, our four year colleges also play a big role in workforce development in Alabama; specifically with advanced degrees in Engineering, Agriculture, and Healthcare.

Alabama Technology Network (ATN)

The Alabama Technology Network is a part of the Alabama Community College System and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership. ATN’s team of experts help solve the needs of industry and business through innovative, sustainable, cost-effective solutions. ATN can conduct detailed needs assessments, outline potential solutions based on the results, and provide technical assistance to help you solve those problems or identify those who can.

Go Build Alabama

For the past several years, the Alabama Construction Recruitment Institute has been building a new generation of skilled workers, thanks to the popular Go Build Alabama initiative that’s rallied workers throughout our state. Go Build Alabama aims to bridge the gap between tomorrow’s workers and the skilled labor industry.

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