Business Facilities Magazine, a leading full-service media brand, bi-monthly magazine, & news portal specializing in the site selection marketplace, has featured some of Alabama & AIDT ‘s successful workforce development efforts being executed across the state.
Alabama is among the top states for workforce development, with innovative and top-of-the-line training programs led by AIDT, a part of the Alabama Department of Commerce. “A major focus of ours has been to find more creative approaches to bring together both private and public partnerships to meet industry-wide needs… So everything that we’re doing is really centered around making sure we connect the private sector and education community to develop a workforce pipeline aligned with the types of jobs and careers that will be available for the next five, ten and fifteen years,” said Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. AIDT’s job-training programs are providing a solid foundation for companies that operate in Alabama, including the development of high-tech industry growth in sectors like aviation and aerospace, which comprises more than 300 companies, employing around 83,000 people.
Written By Jenny Vickers
From the March/April 2017 Issue
Business Facilities features numerous efforts across the state to prepare Alabamians for current and future job opportunities including the: Alabama Aviation Training Center at the Mobile Aeroplex, Alabama Workforce Training Center (AWTC) in Birmingham, Alabama Robotics Technology Park in Decatur, Apprenticeship Alabama, & AlabamaWorks.