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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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Josh Laney to head Alabama Office of Apprenticeship as skills program expands

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Ed Castile, deputy secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce and director of AIDT, announced that Josh Laney has been named director of the newly established Alabama Office of Apprenticeship (AOA) as the state moves to expand a program that elevates...

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Classes to resume at Alabama Robotics Technology Park building after accident

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- AIDT said today that classes can resume at the Phase 3 building at the Alabama Robotics Technology Park in Tanner after a truck slammed into the building. “We are pleased that, after careful inspection, we can resume classes with minimal interruption just...

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Airbus introduces workforce development programs for Mobile students

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MOBILE, Alabama – Airbus today launched two new programs aimed at putting applicants with little or no aviation or aerospace experience in jobs where its A220 and A320 production facilities are located. The FlightPath9 and Fast Track programs seek to expand Airbus’ production workforce...

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Airbus kicks off construction on Flight Works Alabama education center

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MOBILE, Alabama – Flight Works Alabama, a new aviation experience center near Airbus’ manufacturing facility in Mobile, is ready to begin its take off. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey joined Airbus executives, city and county leaders from Mobile, and industry and educational partners in breaking...

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Global Trade: Alabama ranks as top state for manufacturing

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Global Trade, a publication focusing on international business, has selected Alabama as the nation’s top state for manufacturing in a new ranking. Global Trade cited the growth of Alabama’s auto manufacturing industry and its leadership position in aerospace production, as well...

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Alabama grabs No. 1 business climate ranking from publication

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Business Facilities, an economic development-focused publication, ranked Alabama’s business climate tops among the states in a new analysis that examined performance in several key economic categories. The publication cited Alabama’s successful recruitment of the Toyota-Mazda joint venture automobile manufacturing plant to illustrate the state’s...

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