With a steadily growing civilian workforce of over 2 million, Alabama has plenty of dedicated and skilled workers to meet today’s industry needs.
Workforce Information Documents, Maps and Useful Links:
Alabama’s Unemployment Rates by County- December 2016
Alabama Department of Labor, Labor Market Information
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Education and Workforce Training
Alabama has aggressive education/workforce systems fulfilling tomorrow’s industry needs.
- Alabama’s K-12 education system has implemented one of the most stringent graduation standards in the nation and is the only state-level educational agency in the nation to receive certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for its Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.
- Alabama’s school system offers co-op and apprenticeship opportunities that combine the academic courses that students will need for success in college and technical courses that they will need to prepare them for a career.
Documents, Maps, and Useful Links:
Education Quick Facts 2015-2016 – Alabama State Department of Education
International Baccalaureate Schools
Alabama State Department of Education
Alabama Career Technical Training
Alabama Higher Education
- 26 Alabama two-year colleges provide quality, accessible educational opportunities to meet the emerging needs of Alabama’s citizens and industry and is a key deliverer of training services.
- Alabama has 30 four-year colleges and universities, seven of which are leading engineering and research schools. These institutions offer access to state-of-the-art technology, research, and outstanding graduates.
Alabama Workforce Training Incentive
Hailed as one of the nation’s most effective state-sponsored workforce training programs, AIDT has provided state-of-the-art industrial training to thousands of workers of Alabama industries. AIDT’s services are cost-free for qualifying new and expanding industries in Alabama. AIDT was awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification by the International Organization for Standardization.
Alabama Technology Network
ATN, as part of the Alabama Community College System and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, helps solve the needs of industry and business through innovative, sustainable, cost-effective solutions and training.