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Workforce & Training

Alabama is home to many resources that make it ideal for growing a business, but the greatest one of all is our people. Companies from all over the world are drawn here for one simple reason: we’re a hard-working state.

Alabama’s skilled workforce—and our steadfast commitment to developing it—has earned a reputation for being second to none. But don’t take our word for it; ask companies like Mercedes-Benz and Airbus, or any of the numerous companies who have benefited from cooperative, on-site workforce training programs developed with state workforce agencies like AIDT.

It is their belief, as well as the rest of Alabama’s, that education and state-of-the-art industrial training are at the heart of any strong workforce. This is made evident by Alabama’s deep roster of two and four year colleges committed to providing quality, accessible educational opportunities.

Workforce development is a joint effort in Alabama. It’s a combination of hard work and skilled citizens that give our state the nationally recognized training and recruiting we’re known for.

The Department of Commerce’s Workforce Development Division is dedicated to assisting the growth of Alabama businesses and the workers that sustain their operations. By directing individuals toward job skills improvement programs, education, and training, the Workforce Development Division equips workers with the tools and talents that employers demand.

The Department of Commerce Workforce Development Division is charged with being a lead agency in the Alabama Workforce System, which encompasses Commerce’s workforce programs, K-12 Education and the Community College System, as recommended by the Alabama Workforce Council and directed by the Governor. The Workforce Development Division is tasked with alignment of programs including the Federal WIOA program, Regional Workforce Councils and the AIDT. In addition, Commerce is provides administrative support for the Alabama Workforce Council.

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