Southeast AlabamaWorks Local Area Workforce Development Board
The Southeast AlabamaWorks Local Workforce Development Board (SAW) provides advice and policy guidance to the governor on building a strong workforce development system that aligns with economic development and skills training goals in the region.
The board is responsible for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program which includes the Alabama Career Center System, Adult Education and Rehabilitation Services. The board members are appointed by the Governor and represent a cross-section of industry and business leaders, labor officials, education leaders, economic development specialist and local elected officials from the region.
SAW is responsible for developing policies and strategies to form a coordinated workforce development system for a variety of education, employment, and training programs. The board assists the governor and key workforce partners and stakeholders on two key outcomes- a properly prepared workforce to meet the current and future demands of southeast Alabama employers and providing opportunities for the regional workforce to succeed in the 21st century.