About Us

The Southeast AlabamaWorks Story

Southeast AlabamaWorks is one of seven regional workforce councils in Alabama, created to serve business and industry through the development of a skilled workforce and pipeline of future employees. Southeast AlabamaWorks implements strategies developed by the Alabama Workforce Council – AlabamaWorks – on a local level to ensure every community, from urban areas to rural towns,  has an industry-led council using available resources to help local businesses and workers prosper.

Who is Southeast AlabamaWorks?

Southeast Alabama boasts regional cooperation, a skilled workforce, and an excellent business climate. The region is defined by the ten southeastern counties of Alabama and is bordered by Georgia on the East and Florida to the South. These counties are strongly linked by cultural ties and commuting patterns.

Identify and address the workforce needs of new and existing business and industry by developing mutually beneficial partnerships with education systems, training providers,  job seekers, and the communities we serve.

Develop a dynamic and comprehensive workforce that meets the skill set needs of employers by addressing education and training needs for employees.

Contact us to learn more about joining the Region 6 Council.

Meet Our Team

Ann Carr
Ann CarrExecutive Director
334-796-6792
Melanie Hill
Melanie Hill Special Projects
334-596-9145
Katie Thomas
Katie ThomasDevelopment Manager
334-268-0863
Madison Kimbro
Madison KimbroCommunications and Marketing Coordinator
334-446-8705

Alabama Workforce Council

The Alabama Workforce Council (AWC) was created at the recommendation of Governor Bentley’s Career Readiness Task Force to foster collaboration between government, industry, and education.

The AWC is comprised of educators and business and industry executives from throughout the state tasked with ensuring that all Alabamians have the capacity to pursue their educational goals and realize long-term career opportunities that will power Alabama’s economic future.

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Education & Industry Collaboration

Works with and through various education and industry groups, organizations, and trade associations to advise the education community on both ways to assist industry in preparing students or job candidates to enter the workforce and the best procedures for the state to collect workforce development data.

Marketing & Promotion

Seeks out the best ways to increase awareness and educate students or job candidates about available opportunities in various industry sectors. This committee is also tasked with evaluating the benefit of increasing the marketing associated with career readiness and skilled craft trades.

Private/Public Partnerships

Evaluates opportunities to establish public/private partnerships across the state. This committee evaluates options for creating industry-funded scholarship programs for community colleges, vocational programs, and dual enrollment programs.

Workforce Structure & Alignment

Reviews ways to streamline and align the existing workforce development functions of the state. This committee evaluates the standards for membership in and operations of the existing ten regional workforce development councils and also makes recommendations to realign the regional workforce councils.