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Alabama continues to rank high in Business Facilities Annual State Rankings issue

Business Facilities, an economic development-focused publication, ranked Alabama number three in the country in the Customized Training category. AIDT is the primary workforce training agency in the state and one of Alabama’s top incentives in the recruitment of business and industry. This ranking marks nine consecutive years AIDT has helped place Alabama in the top

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Milestone: AIDT Celebrates 50 Years of Workforce Impact

On Thursday, June 17, 2021, AIDT celebrated an incredible milestone. Fifty years of creating workforce in Alabama! Over those 50 years, AIDT has assisted 5,200 companies and nearly 1,000,000 job-seekers by connecting them through recruitment, training and assessment. AIDT staff, state leaders, stakeholders, company representatives and various other guests joined the organization for its official

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AIDT Celebrates 50 Years of Workforce Development

AIDT, Alabama’s workforce development agency celebrated 50 years of connecting and training Alabama citizens with companies looking for a workforce at Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery.  The celebration featured Governor Kay Ivey as well as representatives from clients across Alabama. “In 1971 a group of educators and state leaders had a plan for improving workforce development

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Alabama State Workforce Agency Receives Top Honor for National Workforce Program of the Year

AIDT recognized for its virtual reality job-training program that is preparing workers for advanced manufacturing roles in collaboration with Hyundai Power Transformers. AIDT, Alabama’s state workforce development agency, has announced the selection of its virtual reality training program as the 2021 Workforce Program of the Year award by the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals,

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Montgomery, Ala. – The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) has released the annual Career and Technical Education (CTE) Impact Report. The report details CTE statistics, curriculum and credentials, workforce initiatives, and more for each of the 16 career clusters. Statewide, 173,165 students in grades 9-12 are enrolled in CTE. “Our CTE program in Alabama

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Changing Lanes on the Alabama Workforce Superhighway

Hello Friends and welcome back to the Alabama Workforce Superhighway! Our last stop was the AlabamaWorks Virtual Workforce in September. The conference gave us a lot to think about on the drive ahead. It was great to be among workforce professionals again to share and discuss where we are as a state and, just from

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Inaugural AlabamaWorks! Innovator Awards Presented

The inaugural AlabamaWorks! Innovator Awards were presented by Governor Ivey and Deputy Secretary of Commerce Ed Castile at the AlabamaWorks! Virtual Conference. The awards were developed to highlight people and programs across the state that take an innovative approach to solving workforce challenges and help advance Governor Ivey’s Success Plus attainment goal of adding 500,000

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AlabamaWorks Conference Goes Virtual

COVID-19 altered many plans in 2020, one of those being the state’s premier workforce event – the AlabamaWorks Conference! Recognizing that challenges facing the state’s workforce still need to be addressed and innovative ideas still need to be shared, AlabamaWorks pivoted to develop a completely virtual workforce conference. On September 17, 2020 from 8 am

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