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Workforce Development

Building a Better Workforce in Alabama

Welcome to ADECA's Workforce Development Division.  Alabama is at a pivotal point in time where workforce development is critical to the success and continued growth of our citizens and our businesses.  Job skills, education, and training are the tools individuals need to obtain a job and enjoy the quality of life they desire.

Workforce development is preparing individuals with the occupational skills necessary for work; it is recruiting, placing, mentoring, and counseling potential employees; and it is combining education, employment, and job training efforts.

Alabama's workforce development system is working to manage persistent labor shortages, increase the business community's satisfaction with education and training, ensure that workforce development is equivalent to economic development, and integrate special populations into the economic mainstream.

To view or download the full 2011 Workforce Investment Act State Plan in PDF form, click here.

 

News / Announcements 

The Youth Council, a sub-committee of the Alabama Workforce Investment Area (AWIA) Local Board will meet on Wednesday April 23, 2014 at the Center for Commerce Building, 401 Adams Avenue, Room 342, Montgomery, Alabama.

The Alabama Workforce Investment Area (AWIA) Local Board will meet on Wednesday May 21, 2014 at AIDT (Alabama Industrial Development Training), One Technology Court (East South Boulevard and Highway 231 South), Montgomery, Alabama.  The meeting will be held in the Conference Room.

For questions concerning these two meetings, email dennis.hopper@adeca.alabama.gov.


 

Alabama Workforce Investment Area Program Year 2012 Annual Report

For comments or questions on the above annual report, email dennis.hopper@adeca.alabama.gov.

 

Workforce Investment Act Program Year 2012 Annual Report

For comments or questions on the above annual report, email bill.hornsby@adeca.alabama.gov.


 

The State is requesting that the following Workforce Investment Act Title I-B waivers be extended until June 30, 2014.

Click here to read the Waiver Requests

Click here to read the Waiver Requests for OJT.


 

The State Integrated Workforce Plan for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and Wagner-Peyser Act programs, 2012-2016, is available. Read it here. (Latest revision, Oct. 17, 2012.)

For public comment on the above State Integrated Workforce Plan, email sara.calhoun@adeca.alabama.gov

Click here for the Addendum to the State Integrated Workforce Plan for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and Wagner-Peyser Act programs, 2012-2016, as requested by U.S. DOL

Agricultural Outreach Plan (a modification of Alabama's Five Year Strategic WIA Title I and Wagnery-Peyser Integrated Workforce Plan.)


 

Alabama Department of Labor's proposal letter for Wagner-Peyser performance goals for PY 2013

Supporting documents:

Common Measures Analysis

Alabama W-P Common Measure Proposed Performance

 

ADECA letter regarding negotiation of Workforce Investment Act (WIA) performance goals for PY 2012


 

Download the handbooks and attachments for the Work Experience program: click here. (2.85 MB .zip file)


 

Annual reports are available in PDF form: 2011  | 2010  | 2009


 

 

Contact

Phone: (334) 242-5300

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