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.
News / Announcements
In accordance with the guidelines for the Federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which replaces the WIA program as of July 1, 2015, the performance goals for the WIA program, which ends on June 30, 2015, are being proposed for the new program year, which begins on July 1, 2015, due to the fact that the U.S. Department of Labor has indicated that the prior year goals may be used during this "transitional period" to the new WIOA program. Please review goals as stated in the document below; and if you have any comments, please provide them to Mr. Steve Walkley as noted in the document, by close of business, Monday, June 15, 2015.
PY14 WIA Title IB program goals into PY15
In accordance with Federal requirements regarding performance measures for the Wagner-Peyser program administered by the Alabama Department of Labor, please review the below performance measures, which are proposed for Program Year 2015 beginning on July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. If you wish to provide comments, please provide them to Mr. Robert Brantley, whose contact information is provided in the below document, by close of business, Monday, June 15, 2015.
Extending Wagner-Peyser Performance Goals 2015
ADECA's Workforce Development Division is issuing for public comment recommendations for designations for local workforce development areas under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) for Program Years 2015 and 2016. Public comments should be submitted to Ms. Lorilei Sanders by close of business May 6, 2015, at firstname.lastname@example.org or ADECA Workforce Development Division, P.O. Box 5690, Montgomery, AL 36103-5690.
WIOA Directive No PY2014-05 and Attachments
WIOA Directive No PY2014-06 and Attachments
The comment period for the above directives has ended. No comments were received during the comment period.
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.)
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
Modification to the State Integrated Workforce Plan for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and Wagner-Peyser programs, 2012 – 2016 – Negotiated and USDOL/ETA Approved Program Year 2014 Performance Levels
Agricultural Outreach Plan (a modification of Alabama's Five Year Strategic WIA Title I and Wagnery-Peyser Integrated Workforce Plan.)
State of Alabama Workforce Investment Act PY14 Waiver Requests
Alabama Department of Labor's proposal letter for Wagner-Peyser performance goals for PY 2013
Common Measures Analysis
Alabama W-P Common Measure Proposed Performance
An AWAI Youth Programs RFP can be found on the ADECA Funding Opportunities page. The deadline is March 20. Click here.
Phone: (334) 242-5300