Alabama Technology Network
The Alabama Technology Network, part of the Alabama Community College System, has the most extensive training and service offerings for business and industry, ensuring the best possible source for your business needs. These include Lean Manufacturing, Quality Systems and Engineering, Information Technology, Human Resources and Organizational Development, Environmental Safety and Health (ES&H), Business Services/Strategic Management, Industrial Maintenance, and Engineering and Technical Services.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Programs
Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the Workforce Development Division works with the Alabama Workforce Investment Board and Local Workforce Investment Boards to implement employment, training, and career development programs.
Alabama Office of Apprenticeship
The mission of the Alabama Office of Apprenticeship is to expand the use of registered apprenticeships (RAs) and Alabama industry recognized apprenticeship programs (AIRAPs) for providing high-quality career training which will enable workers and employers to prosper in pursuit of the continued economic development of our state.
Appenticeships are a rigorous combination of industry-specific training, on-the-job training and classroom theory taught over a 3- to 4-year period. Apprentices will receive a wage, giving them an “earn as you learn” training experience that specifically meets a company’s workforce needs. Most importantly upon completion of the program, the apprentice will have a transportable credential that will help them earn a higher wage.
GO BUILD ALABAMA – Apprenticeship Programs
Alabama’s Skilled Worked are a proud, elite group. Our state’s construction and trade industries are being tasked with helping to build a better tomorrow. GO BUILD ALABAMA helps individuals master a trade and discover there are no limits to what they can accomplish.
Rapid Response Team
Rapid Response Team provides on-site assistance to workers when plants announce layoffs. When plants close or substantial layoffs are implemented, the Rapid Response Team swiftly reacts and meets on-site with employers and employees affected by job losses. At the employee group meetings, workers receive information about unemployment compensation, pension benefits, job training, employment services, health insurance, credit counseling and many other services.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) is committed to helping America’s veterans and separating service members by preparing them for meaningful careers, providing employment resources and expertise, and protecting their employment rights. Learn more about how to hire a veteran.
Alabama Office of Apprenticeship
In January 2017, the Alabama Department of Commerce officially launched Apprenticeship Alabama, a program committed to ensuring employers in Alabama have the tools needed to develop an industry-driven, Registered Apprenticeship (RA) program. The program offers tax credits to companies that hire qualified apprentices who receive classroom or industry-specific instruction and on-the-job training.
In 2019, the state of Alabama begin legal process to begin the process to assume responsibilities from USDOL for promotion, registration, technical assistance, and monitoring for all RA’s.
Apprenticeship Alabama follows the U.S. Department of Labor guidelines for apprenticeships and focuses on five industry sectors targeted in the state’s strategic plan for growth, Accelerate Alabama:
Advanced Manufacturing/Industrial Maintenance
Benefits of a Registered Apprenticeship
Proven training model
Pipeline for skilled workers
The WOTC is a Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employment.
The FBP provides fidelity bonds to employers, giving them access to job seekers and opening doors of opportunity where none existed. The FBP, a unique hiring incentive tool, targets individuals whose backgrounds can pose significant barriers to securing or retaining employment
Industry is a driving part of our workforce.
Southeast Worlds of Work
As a project of the Southeast AlabamaWorks, Inc., Southeast WOW is an interactive career experience for almost 5,000 eighth grade students from 10 counties in Alabama: Barbour, Bulter, Coffee, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston and Pike Counties; as well as three counties from southwest Georgia and three counties from northwest Florida. Students will participate in fun, educational and hands-on experiences while they learn about the vast career options available here in our local region. The Southeast WOW gives students and educators an overview of high-demand, high-wage career opportunities which address the workforce needs in our region and beyond and an Ignite a Future!
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Business Success Stories
We plan to bring you many success stories very soon about our employers and their employees. Working with first-class employers and finding world-class employees is a top priority of Southeast AlabamaWorks!