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Workforce and Training

AIDT

One of the top 5 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 provides new and expanding companies in Alabama with workforce recruitment and training needed for success. AIDT, consistently recognized for its excellence, ranked No. 1 among all U.S. state workforce training programs in a 2006 and 2004 site consultant survey. 

AIDT, Alabama’s workforce training agency, is the first state workforce training organization in the United States to earn international certification for its quality management system. Having earned its initial registration in 2005, AIDT earned certification for ISO 9001:2008 that provides proven, successful approaches to achieving customer, society, and management goals.

AIDT training, created to assist Alabama’s industrial development, is provided at no cost to employers or trainees. The workforce management system includes recruitment, assessment and training of potential employees; development and production of job-related training materials; provision of training facilities;  and, delivery of job-specific services for pre-employment and on-the-job training. 

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.”

Huntsville Office

The Huntsville Center primarily fulfills the training needs of automotive suppliers and other industries within the Northern Alabama Region.

2903 Wall Triana Hwy.
Suite 1
Huntsville, Alabama 35824-1537
Phone: (256) 461-7550
Fax: (256) 461-8153

Mobile Office

The Mobile Center primarily fulfills the training needs of aviation, chemical, telecommunications and other industries within the Southern Alabama Region.

Brookley Complex
1854 Ninth Street
Mobile, AL 36615-4200
Phone: (251) 432-3336
Fax: (251) 433-2675

Montgomery Office

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) 242-4158
Fax: (334) 242-0299

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.

Physical Address
Southern Union Community College
1701 Lafayette Parkway
Opelika, AL 36801

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1996
Opelika, AL 36803
Phone: (334) 745-6437 x5491

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