One of the top workforce training agencies in the U.S., AIDT is an innovative training program that provides value-added services, solutions, and connections for Alabama’s new and expanding businesses and employees. It is AIDT’s goal to deliver unparalleled workforce development for Alabama’s new and growing businesses, all while expanding employment opportunities for the citizens of our state.
AIDT also provides leadership development, including ISO 9000 training support, and services featuring supervisory and manager skills.
AIDT has assisted Alabama’s new and expanding companies since 1971 that have used varying manufacturing processes in a wide range of production. Experience with growing and changing industries keeps AIDT trainee recruitment, selection, and training services consistently effective to meet changing industrial needs. Whatever an employer needs, AIDT provides assistance for successful start-up or expansion in Alabama.
Typically, trainees selected for employment perform at high production levels based on the technical training they received, as well as the process by which they were selected for training.
Rigorous screening and interview processes direct selection of highly qualified and experienced applicants. Job seekers must meet employer criteria to be accepted for training. Attitude is a key factor in each candidate’s success.
“AIDT had a direct impact on the successful startup of Honda Manufacturing of Alabama LLC,” said Chuck Ernst, HMA vice president and plant manager. “The outstanding recruitment and training process helps us find workers in communities where before coming to Alabama we had no relationship or experience.”
AIDT’s job specific, pre-employment training results in highly motivated candidates for employment who naturally perform above general expectations, according to Mercedes-Benz USI human resources startup vice president.
“Our first 20 team members, after about four to six weeks, were actually doing full-time jobs on the assembly line in Germany,” according to the retired vice president. “That was a real compliment to our team members.”
- Pre-Employment (Training Development, Videography, Media and Project Support)
- Post-Employment/On-the-Job Training Support
- Maintenance Assessments
- Safety Assistance and Training
- Leadership Development
- Alabama Work Release and Prison Reentry
- Robotics Technology Park
- Forest Products Development Center
- Maritime Training Center
The Mobile Center primarily fulfills the training needs of aviation, chemical, telecommunications and other industries within the Southern Alabama Region.
1854 Ninth Street
Mobile, AL 36615-4200
Phone: (251) 432-3336
Fax: (251) 433-2675
The Montgomery Center is AIDT’s home office. It houses the administration and support services for all of AIDT’s projects.
One Technology Court
Montgomery, AL 36116
Phone: (334) 280-4400
Fax: (334) 613-3287
AIDT Maritime Training Center
The AIDT Maritime Training Center was designed specifically to meet the growing demand for commercial seafare and military activity in the state.
360 Addsco Road
Mobile, AL 36602
Phone: (251) 405-8698
Fax: (251) 405-8699
Alabama Robotics Technology Park (RTP)
The RTP is a collaboration between the State of Alabama, AIDT, Alabama Community College System and robotics industry leaders across the nation. The RTP consists of three individual training facilities, each targeted to a specific industry need.
6505 U.S. Hwy. 31
Tanner, AL 35671
Phone: (256) 642-2600
Alabama Workforce Training Center (AWTC)
The AWTC provides training for the manufacturing and construction industries in the Birmingham and Central Alabama area.
3500 6th Ave. S.
Birmingham, AL 35222
Phone: (205) 719-3220
Fax: (205) 327-7371
Entertainment Media Production and Crew Training (EMPACT)
EMPACT is AIDT’s training program designed specifically to drive and build the crew base for Alabama’s television and film industry.
Forest Products Development Center (FPDC)
The FPDC facilitates forest-based economic development within Alabama by providing a wide range of technical information and analytical support to industrial clients, site location consultants and economic developers. The FPDC is a contact point for industry personnel wishing to explore new investments or marketing opportunities in the state.
Southern Union Community College
301 Lake Condy Road
Ctr Intergrated Mfg Room113
Opelika, AL 36801
P.O. Box 1996
Opelika, AL 36803
Phone: (334) 745-6437 x5491