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Alabama approves over $33 million for job search, skills training programs

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The Alabama Workforce Development Board has approved more than $33.6 million in job search and skills training programs to help Alabamians advance their careers. Alabamians can find out about available free career services, supportive services, and skills training by visiting one of Alabama’s more...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama automakers step up support for career pathway programs

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Alabama’s automakers are expanding their broad-based efforts to create new career pathways for Alabama students interested in developing the skills needed in high-tech workplaces. Last week, Toyota USA Foundation announced grants of up to $6.7 million to prepare Huntsville City Schools’ students for future...

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AIDT targets 11,000 new auto industry workers with ‘Shift’ campaign

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AIDT, Alabama’s primary workforce development agency, is accelerating its efforts to expand employment in the state’s auto industry by reviving a multi-state campaign to attract a new generation of workers for the fast-growing sector. AIDT is relaunching its Shift campaign, which debuted in March...

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Paris Air Show panel to spotlight Alabama aerospace workforce development

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Leading Alabama educators will discuss the state’s extensive aerospace workforce development resources during a panel discussion at next week’s 2023 Paris Air Show, the industry’s premier trade event this year. The panel discussion, titled “Made in Alabama: Tapping into the Aerospace Workforce Pipeline” will...

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Amazon teams with Tuskegee University for advanced training programs

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TUSKEGEE, Alabama — Tuskegee University has a new partnership with Amazon that will establish advanced training programs in mechatronics, robotics, supply chain management and logistics operations for students at the Macon County institution. Amazon donated $1.2 million to fund the programs, which will also...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama workforce programs build early aerospace talent pipeline

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A strong pipeline of workers is crucial to the success of Alabama’s aerospace industry, and workforce development efforts are aiming for a head start. A growing number of training programs in the state are targeting high school students, and even those in middle school,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Statement on AlabamaWorks jobs website service interruption

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Alabamaworks.alabama.gov, the state’s online jobs database, has been temporarily taken down after the vendor that operates the site suffered a service outage affecting its network operations. Geographic Solutions Inc., the third-party vendor, notified the Alabama Department of Labor and the Alabama...

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Donated Mercedes SUVs add horsepower to auto training programs

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VANCE, Alabama – As Mercedes-Benz U.S. International continues to expand its $6 billion Alabama auto assembly operation, the company is also investing in schools and training programs across the state, including those in rural counties. In turn, the schools and training programs are helping...

Written by Dawn Azok

Milestone: AIDT celebrates 50 years of shaping Alabama’s workforce

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – AIDT, Alabama’s primary workforce development agency, today marked 50 years as a central player in the state’s economic growth through its mission of connecting and training Alabama workers with companies across the state. The milestone was marked this morning with a...

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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

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