Workforce Development


Jobs of the future will require workers to have higher levels of technical, academic, and interpersonal skills and to keep those skills current with changing technology. To be competitive in a global economy, Alabama must have a workforce development system that not only provides the higher-level skills needed for initial employment, but that also serves workers needing to upgrade their skills.  The following sites will allow businesses and industries to identify potential suppliers of such training.

       Office of Workforce Development (OWD)

Office of Workforce Development  (OWD)
OWD focuses on jobs, education, career development and job-training programs as it works to encourage economic development, prepare workers for stable and high-paying jobs and partners with employers.

       The Alabama Technology Network (ATN)

The Alabama Technology Network (ATN)
The ATN links two-year colleges, The University of Alabama System, Auburn University and the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama together to solve the needs of the state's existing manufacturing industry.

       Alabama Industrial Development Training Institute (AIDT)

Alabama Industrial Development Training Institute (AIDT)
The mission of AIDT is to provide quality workforce development for Alabama's new and existing industries, and to expand the opportunities of its citizens through the jobs these industries create.  AIDT, an institute of the State's Department of Postsecondary Education, encourages economic development through job-specific training. Training services are offered in many areas, and are free of charge to new and expanding industries throughout the State.

       Training for Existing Business and Industry

Training for Existing Business and Industry
Through the Training for Business and Industry (TBI) Program, two-year colleges provide short- and long-term customized training and services for businesses throughout the state.

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