Workforce Information

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 Unemployment Rate Data
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 K-12

  • 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 2018-2019 – Alabama State Department of Education
Alabama International Baccalaureate Schools
Alabama State Department of Education
Alabama Career Technical Training

Alabama Higher Education

  • 24 Alabama two-year community and technical 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 29 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.

Documents, Maps and Useful Links:
Alabama Community College System
Alabama Commission on Higher Education
Two Year Colleges in Alabama Map
Four Year Colleges in Alabama Map
Regional Engineering Colleges Map
Research Universities In Alabama Map
Alabama Colleges and Universities

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.

Documents, Maps, and Useful Links:
AIDT – Alabama’s Workforce Training Incentive
AIDT Workforce Development Process Flowchart
The Alabama Robotics Technology Park (RTP)
AIDT Maritime Training Center

Additional Resources

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.

Documents, Maps, and Useful Links:
Alabama Technology Network
ATN Overview Document