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Area Workforce Board Increases Opportunities for Job Seekers to Receive Training

May 17th, 2018|0 Comments

Southeast Alabama, May 16, 2018 –Southeast AlabamaWorks local area workforce development board is pleased to announce the approval to raise eligible income limits for increased workforce training opportunities within the region. “It is important [...]

Reminder: Southeast AlabamaWorks! Quarterly Summit

September 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Reminder: Southeast AlabamaWorks! Quarterly Summit Friendly Reminder Quarterly Workforce Summit Connect with us       Please remember we are having our Quarterly Workforce Summit on Tuesday, September 26th at 2 p.m. We will [...]

HVAC Industry Meeting Wrap Up

August 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Check Out our HVAC Industry Cluster Page!             First and foremost, thank you for your interest in developing the workforce pipeline into the HVAC Industry. We want to thank [...]


August 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Dear Wiregrass WORKS Operators, Investors, School Leaders, and Volunteers: Southeast AlabamaWorks would like to thank you for all of your help and investment in the lives of our regional 8th-grade students to help them [...]

Southeast AlabamaWorks WIOA Board Local Area Plan

August 18th, 2017|0 Comments

In compliance with the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act,(WIOA) the Southeast Alabama Works! Local Workforce Area is posting their annual plan for public comment. Any comments should be emailed to phee.friend@commerce.alabama.gov  no later than September 15, [...]

July Quarterly Workforce Summit Wrap Up

August 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Southeast AlabamaWorks! Quarterly Summit Wrap Up July Quarterly Workforce Summit Wrap Up Connect with us     We want to thank all those who attended the Southeast AlabamaWorks Quarterly Summit Meeting on July 25th. [...]


August 17th, 2017|0 Comments

   View this email in your browserALABAMAWORKS! UPDATE NEWSLETTERAugust 17, 2017 2017 WORKFORCE CONFERENCERegister Now for This Year's ConferenceSet for Sept. 12-13 in MontgomerySept. 12 and 13 are the date for the 2017 Alabama Workforce Conference, [...]

New Job Posting – Workforce Development Project Manager

August 14th, 2017|0 Comments

New Job Posting - Workforce Development Project Manager     New Job Posting Workforce Development Project Manager Application Process: Email cover letter, resume, and references to: southeastalabamaworks@gmail.com Application Deadline: September 1st, 2017   Project [...]

New Workforce Development Partnership – ACCS and Walmart Distribution Center

August 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Video provided by WSFA News 12 - Anson Brown Story By Rashad Snell of  Alabama News Network - WAKA CBS 8 Posted: Aug 11, 2017 10:02 AM CDT Updated: Aug 11, 2017 10:23 AM CDT http://www.alabamanews.net/2017/08/11/roby-lynn-announce-new-workforce-development-partnership/ At [...]

AlabamaWorks 2017 Workforce Conference

August 10th, 2017|0 Comments

AlabamaWorks 2017 Workforce Conference - Join Us! You don't want to miss this! Join us for the AlabamaWorks 2017 Workforce Conference will be held September 12th & 13th, 2017 at the Renaissance Hotel [...]

HVAC Industry Meeting

August 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Story by: Courtney Chalder of WDHN News 18 Posted: Aug 07, 2017 05:55 PM CDT Updated: Aug 07, 2017 05:55 PM CDT http://www.dothanfirst.com/news/hvac-industry-meeting/784995629   "We need workers!We need young bright smart people that don't [...]


July 19th, 2017|0 Comments

    View this email in your browser ALABAMAWORKS! UPDATE NEWSLETTER July 18, 2017 CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION Career Tech Gets Boost From Rep. Roby on Floor of U.S. House of Representatives U.S. Rep. [...]

Trucking and Transportation Jobs under Discussion

July 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Story By: Anna Lewis of WDHN News 18 Posted: Jul 12, 2017 05:55 PM CDT http://www.dothanfirst.com/news/trucking-and-transportation-jobs-under-discussion/763967497 The Wiregrass and other surrounding locations are known for their Agriculture and Medical jobs; but what about the [...]


July 5th, 2017|0 Comments

View this email in your browser ESCC CONNECTIONS July 5, 2017 ESCC Presidential Search Underway Enterprise State Community College (ESCC) is excited to announce that a search for a permanent president for the institution [...]

Wiregrass WORKS Works: 14-year-old flies high at aviation camp

July 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Story By: Jim Cook jcook@dothaneagle.com Jun 30, 2017 Wiregrass Works worked for Halle Poole. Poole, 14, attended an event for the organization, which connects students and adults with career development opportunities, a few months [...]

International Beams Announces Innovative Wood Products Manufacturing Facility Construction in Dothan, Alabama

July 5th, 2017|0 Comments

International Beam Announces Dothan Manufacturing Facility     Having trouble viewing this email? Click here     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 28, 2017 PRESS CONTACT Matt Hestad matt@hlstrategy.com (678) 378-3513   International Beams Announces Innovative [...]

Roby: Career & Technical Education Connects Today’s Students with the Careers of Tomorrow

June 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

  For Immediate Release: Thursday, June 22, 2017 Contact: Todd Stacy or Emily Taylor, 202.225.2901 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Supporting career and technical education helps connect students with rewarding careers and boosts local economies by enhancing the workforce, [...]

Business grants available for training

June 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Story By Josh Boutwell of the Andalusia Star News Email the author Published 12:23 am Tuesday, June 13, 2017  http://www.andalusiastarnews.com/2017/06/13/business-grants-available-for-training/ With unemployment rates and joblessness still at a level higher than anyone in the state would [...]

Community Workforce Update – Johnson Outdoors

June 12th, 2017|1 Comment

              Today, Southeast AlabamWorks, along with our partners Eufaula City Schools, Wallace [...]


June 9th, 2017|0 Comments

  View this email in your browser ALABAMAWORKS! UPDATE NEWSLETTER June 7, 2017 COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM ACCS Board Gives Chancellor's Reins to Former Acting Chancellor Jimmy Baker Jimmy Baker’s title officially changed this spring from acting [...]

2002-2024 Fast Growing & High Demand Occupations – Region 6

May 31st, 2017|0 Comments

Southeast AlabamaWorks has been tracking the Fastest Growing and Highest Demand Occupations and Projections for our region since 2002. The Alabama Department of Labor has just released the data and projections for 2024. We [...]

Dale County student finishes high school and aviation course at the same time

May 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Story By Alison Lorraine  | WTVY 4 News Posted: Wed 4:53 PM, May 24, 2017  |  Updated: Wed 6:18 PM, May 24, 2017 http://www.wtvy.com/content/news/Dale-County-student-flip-flops-schedule-to-finish-aviation-and-high-school-courses-at-the-same-time--424163994.html OZARK, Al. (WTVY) - College isn't for everyone, that's why some students turn [...]

Number and Percentage of Workforce Ready Graduates Increased in 2016

May 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Just over 60 percent of Alabama’s 2016 high school graduates scored “workforce ready” in 2016, according to new results from ACT’s WorkKeys assessment. The Class of 2016’s success rate, 61.3 percent, improves on the [...]

ESCC Paralegal Studies Approved By American Bar Association

May 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

Enterprise State Community College (ESCC) is pleased to announce that the American Bar Association (ABA) has granted approval to the Paralegal Studies Program offered at ESCC. Paralegal education programs that are approved by the [...]

Eufuala City Schools Exciting News

May 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

First Eufaula High School student earn Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) License Angie Dunn, Eufaula High School senior, is the first Eufaula High School student to pass both parts of the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) [...]

Career Connections for Students

May 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Eufaula City Schools has partnered with StaffingSolutions to establish Workforce Specialists. This innovative work-based learning program is aimed at placing certified career and technical education students in specific industry areas. Through these placements, the [...]

Sheet Metal Program Adds Skilled Technicians to Wiregrass Workforce

May 18th, 2017|0 Comments

By Christie McCloud, Wallace Community College Dothan, Ala.– Sisters Annie Jewel Sconiers and Annie Doris Quinn have a thing or two in common. For starters, they have the same first name. And as of December [...]

Workforce development: A much-needed initiative

May 14th, 2017|0 Comments

Story Credit: TimeDaily May 10, 2017 The Alabama Department of Commerce clearly understands the importance of workforce development. For the past five years, the department has worked tirelessly to streamline and improve the state’s [...]

Regional Community College Partners Update

May 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Enterprise State  For-Credit Efforts in Support of Workforce Development ESCC has launched a new short-term certificate in the Computer Information Science (CIS) Division called "The IT Professional".  It is a 24-credit-hour certificate that leads [...]

Wallace-Dothan Receives Top National Honor for Student Success

May 5th, 2017|2 Comments

(left to right): Tony Holland, dean of instruction, and Dr.  Linda C. Young, WCCD president.   Dothan, Ala. – The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) recently named Wallace Community College – Dothan (WCCD) [...]

Dothan Technology Center is getting a welding program

April 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Source: The Dothan Eagle Jim Cook  jcook@dothaneagle.com Apr 11, 2017 Updated Apr 12, 2017   The Dothan City Schools system will soon pilot a dual enrollment welding program at Dothan Technology Center. Students got [...]

Career Academy expands job shadowing, adult education programs

April 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Source: © 2017, The Greenville Advocate The Health Science and JROTC departments of the Butler County Career Academy has expanded its job shadowing and adult education program throughout Butler County. The programs have now [...]

PY 2017 One-Stop Operator Title I Service Provider RFP

April 6th, 2017|0 Comments

PY 2017 One-Stop Operator Title I Service Provider RFP Potential Service Providers: This Request for Proposals (RFP) is to solicit proposals for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Alabama Career Center One-Stop Operator [...]

Butler County Career Academy – Central Office Take Over Day!

March 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Students from Butler County's FBLA, HOSA, FFA, and JAGS got the experience of job shadowing different positions of Butler County Board of Education. Seven [...]

Golden Peanut and Tree Nuts to Build Farmer Stock Warehouse in Headland, Alabama

February 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Sen. Martha Roby Visits GTech

February 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Story Credit: Todd Stacy or Emily Taylor – 202.225.2901 Image Credit: Lance Griffin/Dothan Eagle Roby Weekly Column: Communities Make Progress on Career Tech With February being National Career and Technical Education Month, last week I visited two [...]

Butler County Career Academy celebrates third year

February 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Posted: Oct 25, 2016 4:08 PM CST Updated: Oct 25, 2016 5:29 PM CST by Caitlyn Cline The Butler County Career Academy started in October of 2013. Then, it served almost 600 students and only [...]

Accelerate Alabama 2.0

February 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Accelerate Alabama 2.0 Handbook Accelerate Alabama 2.0 includes the identification of targeted business sectors for Alabama to focus its efforts, as well as recommendations or accelerators, and related tactics, centered on three economic [...]

AlabamaWorks! Update Newsletter – February 2017

February 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

Wallace Community College-Dothan new Health Science Building!

February 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Wallace Community College-Dothan recently opened the doors to the incredible new Health Science Building!  This has been an exciting and an extremely busy time for us, and we have been fortunate to have our [...]

Truck Drivers and Nurses in High Demand as State Workforce Nears 2 Million for First Time in Almost 10 Years

February 1st, 2017|0 Comments

By: Dana Beyerle June 20, 2016 The Alabama Department of Labor said truck drivers and nurses were the most sought-after employees in May, followed by retail salespersons, based on online help wanted ads. The Labor [...]

LBW, CARCAM Partner to Educate

January 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Published 7:24 pm Friday, January 20, 2017  Via - The Greenville Advocate  LBW Community College is now partnered with the Consortium for Alabama Regional Center for Automotive Manufacturing (CARCAM). CARCAM is one of 42 [...]

Drivers, nurses top employment advertising

January 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

The Andalusia Star-News Published 12:50 am Saturday, January 21, 2017 Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information Division shows that the most online wanted ads were for heavy [...]

Apprenticeship Alabama aims to invest in workers

January 19th, 2017|0 Comments

October 20, 2016 -  Words by Dawn Azok MONTGOMERY, Alabama — A new program approved this year by the Alabama Legislature aims to invest in the state’s top asset when it comes to recruiting [...]

Wayne Farms’ massive new feed mill seen as big boost for Dale County

January 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Danny Tindell - Dothan Eagle Lance Griffin  Jan 10, 2017 Updated Jan 11, 2017 Via - Dothan Eagle - http://bit.ly/2ihlNAm NEWTON - It takes a lot to feed more than 2.5 million chickens per week. Three [...]

Headland Red Star Yeast plant expands, adds 20 jobs

January 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Jay Hare - Dothan Eagle Lance Griffin Jan 10, 2017 Updated Jan 11, 2017  Via - Dothan Eagle - http://bit.ly/2j5OoL9 An expansion planned more than two years ago became a reality Tuesday [...]

New Unified Workforce System to Better Link Employers and Job Seekers

November 15th, 2016|0 Comments

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama business, education and workforce training leaders announced today a major step in transforming the state’s workforce development efforts into one unified system. The new system, AlabamaWorks, will seamlessly link employers looking [...]

  • Ed Castile Deputy Secretary of Commerce Workforce Development Division

AlabamaWorks! Transformation Update – October

October 27th, 2016|0 Comments

"Worlds of Opportunity" and "Worlds of Work" Big congratulations to our Regional Workforce Councils in Southwest Alabama and West Alabama for again hosting very successful career expos that exposed thousands of eighth-graders and [...]

AlabamaWorks! Transformation Update – September

September 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Construction Craft Academy Now Training Students One of the most satisfying and exciting aspects of the rebranding of Alabama’s workforce system is that the process brings so many key stakeholders together for a [...]