About Us

About Us


AIDT Description graphicAIDT is a state agency established to build a healthy state economy by recruiting and training a skilled workforce to attract new industries to the state and to expand existing industries. As a division of the Alabama Department of Commerce, AIDT provides a full range of customized technical training programs that are offered at no cost to employers and to the trainees.  Leadership training programs are also available.  In addition to training,  AIDT offers services including trainee recruitment and screening, safety assistance, industrial maintenance assessments and continuous improvement/process improvement assessments.  Training is conducted by AIDT staff or contracted instructors and delivered through classrooms or 38 Mobile Training Units (MTUs) customized to meet specific company needs which can be set up directly on the employer’s site.


The Mission of AIDT is to provide quality workforce development for Alabama’s new and expanding businesses, and to expand the opportunities of its citizens through the jobs these businesses create.


ISO 9001:2015 graphicAIDT was the first state workforce training organization in the United States to earn international certification for its quality management system.  SRI Quality System Registrar auditors certified AIDT’s conformity to requirements for the design, development and execution of pre-employment program training and on-the-job training; workforce training programs, both skilled and non-skilled; training incentive for new business locations and for existing growth businesses and citizens they employ as specified in ISO 9001:2015 standards developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). (link to certificate)

Having earned its initial registration in 2005, AIDT earned certification for ISO 9001:2015 in June 2016. AIDT received an “unconditional” recertification in April 2020.


AIDT is committed to meeting customer requirements and increasing customer satisfaction through continuous improvement of our services with an emphasis on our pre-employment, on-the-job-training and quality management system.


AIDT mirrors a diverse and inclusive working environment in which we operate and interact with our employees and our customers.