Education & Training 2019-12-05T14:52:25+00:00

Leadership Training with AIDT – Back by Popular Demand

Are you tired of being a disillusioned supervisor? Take your leadership skills to the next level with Leadership I, Leadership II and Leadership III with West Alabama Works and AIDT. You do not have to complete the training sessions in order, as they’re topic-based. You also don’t have to complete all three sessions! At only $35 a person (with lunch included), this is an affordable solution to workforce needs.

Leadership Training I Key Points: Leadership Overview, Setting Goals, Communication, Teamwork, Leading Multiple Generations
January 15-16 at Black Belt Workforce Center in Demopolis
September 1-2 at the Chamber of Commerce in Tuscaloosa

Leadership Training II Key Points: Office Politics and Personality Styles, Ethics in Business, Time Management, Giving Feedback, Conflict Management, Critical Thinking/Problem-Solving
February 11-12 at Brookwood Workforce Center in Brookwood
October 13-14 at Chamber of Commerce in Tuscaloosa

Leadership Training III Key Points: Emotional Intelligence, Personal Accountability/Professionalism, Transformational Leadership, Change Management
April 1 at Chamber of Commerce in Tuscaloosa
December 1 at Chamber of Commerce in Tuscaloosa

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Career Ready Alabama

Career Ready Alabama is a statewide initiative aimed at increasing career or work-ready skills for individuals and providing businesses a tool to help them identify career ready employees. The program offers access to WorkKeys assessments, WorkKeys job profiles, Alabama Career Readiness Certificates, and online training.

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The Alabama Community College System

The Alabama Community College System’s commitment to access is characterized by statewide geographical locations, open enrollment, and low-cost tuition, as well as a variety of programs and services that remove barriers to college entrance, education pathways, and workforce training opportunities.

Shelton State Community College
Bevill State Community College

Four Year Colleges

West Alabama has three strong four year colleges to support your career goals.   Each of these institutions stands on a reputation of excellence and can provide many options from four year degrees to certificate programs.

University of Alabama
University of West Alabama
Stillman College

Planning for a career starts at day one.

Thinking about your career path starts early.  Business and industry need great workers.  Dual enrollment opportunities will save you valuable time and kick start your career.  If you wonder about what it’s like to work in different high growth industries, events like West Alabama Works’ Worlds of Work (WOW) allow you to experience real world tasks. Start planning your future now by investing in career technical education. 

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WOW – Worlds of Work

Worlds of Work

The WOW Experience

More than 4,300 eighth graders and approximately 2,000 ninth through 12th graders got a hands-on look at high-paying jobs in West Alabama at Worlds of Work, a one-of-a-kind career expo, held October 13 and 14, 2016 at Shelton State Community College’s Martin Campus.

Designed to showcase a range of technical and high-wage careers in sectors such as energy and utilities; manufacturing; automotive and logistics; transportation; hospitality and tourism; engineering and environment and public safety and tourism, the expo welcomed students from nine counties to participate in interactive exhibits from local employers looking for highly skilled workers.

Explore Worlds of Work

Student Success Stories

There are many good paying jobs in West Alabama.  We at Nucor Steel are looking for individuals with strong workplace skills.  Our workforce partners provide training opportunities through technical skills training and apprenticeships programs which prepare our employees for a successful career.

Randy Skagen, Plant Manager, Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa

Phifer Wire employees over 1,200 citizens in West Alabama.  We encourage anyone looking for a career with us to begin with the Ready to Work programs in our region.  This program helps candidates gain basic employment skills we are looking for…

Russell Dubose, Phifer Wire