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NGA grant to help reskill Alabama workers displaced by pandemic

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The National Governors Association (NGA) has awarded Alabama a $100,000 Workforce Innovation Network and Workforce Innovation Fund grant to develop innovative policies for reskilling Alabamians who have been displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic. The NGA grant will be used to support...

Written by Jerry Underwood

AIDT teams for unique job-training initiative using virtual reality simulation

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 MONTGOMERY, Alabama — AIDT, Alabama’s primary workforce development agency, is teaming with Hyundai Power Transformers USA and a firm specializing in virtual reality technologies on a revolutionary jobs training program. The collaboration with immersive learning startup TRANSFR stands to make cutting-edge job training accessible...

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Mazda Toyota Manufacturing to launch second wave of production hiring

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, the joint-venture automotive plant between Mazda Motor Corp. and Toyota Motor Corp., plans to resume the hiring of production positions at its Huntsville assembly facility on Monday. The company will make its public announcement during a Facebook event...

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Boeing grant prepares Decatur students for in-demand STEM careers

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DECATUR, Alabama – A $50,000 grant from Boeing will help train Alabama students for jobs in the innovation economy. The global aerospace firm and longtime Alabama employer awarded the funding to the Decatur City Schools Foundation for initiatives involving elementary and high school students.

Written by Dawn Azok

OnBoard Birmingham launches to help companies develop their workforces

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – A new effort aims to help Birmingham companies grow their workforces by showing the benefits of living and working in the city, as well as the successes of the companies that call it home. The Birmingham Business Alliance has launched OnBoard...

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Flight Works Alabama opens to inspire future aviation industry workers

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MOBILE, Alabama – Flight Works Alabama, an aerospace education center located near the Airbus manufacturing facility in Mobile, has launched its mission to inspire and equip future aviation workers across the region. The 15,000-square-foot facility, which features more than 40 high-tech exhibits to provide...

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Innovative workforce development initiative JumpStartAL launches

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Officials today announced JumpStartAL, a private-public partnership to help carry out Alabama’s strategy for the future of workforce development. Using leading edge virtual reality (VR) training solutions from job simulator TRANSFRVR, JumpStartAL will offer new education and training programs to develop the state’s next...

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Alabama Office of Apprenticeship plans for growth with fresh funding

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Alabama’s apprenticeship effort is primed for additional growth after the U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday awarded the state a $450,000 grant to expand registered apprenticeship programs. The funding will allow the Alabama Office of Apprenticeship to enhance its activities in...

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AIDT promotes Allen to high-level communications position

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – AIDT announced today that Jacqueline Allen has been promoted to assistant director of communications and external affairs at Alabama’s premier workforce development agency. Allen has over 30 years of experience in communications and marketing, with nearly 20 years of that experience...

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At Alabama robotics facility, officials unveil expansion of training program

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DECATUR, Alabama – Ivanka Trump, advisor to the president, joined leaders of Toyota Motor North America and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) at the Alabama Robotics Technology Park to announce an expansion of a program to develop skilled workers. At an event held...

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