News 2016-12-14T02:06:07+00:00

Quarterly Workforce Summit – May 1st

April 17th, 2018|0 Comments

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West Alabama Works WOW 2.0 Video

March 12th, 2018|0 Comments

WOW 2.0 is a program of West Alabama Works for junior and seniors in high school and post-secondary students looking to connect with jobs in our region. This is part of our Worlds of [...]

Brookwood Logistics Center’s Ribbon Cutting

March 5th, 2018|0 Comments

On Thursday, February 22nd, 2018, Tuscaloosa County School System held a ribbon cutting for Brookwood Logistics Center. Today's facilities highlight the partnerships and dedicated support of West AlabamaWorks, Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, Mercedes-Benz [...]

Educator Workforce Academy

March 1st, 2018|0 Comments

West Alabama Works launched another exciting program at the 2017 Worlds of Work event: The Educator Workforce Academy. The Academy is designed with specific outcomes to bolster the K-12 pipeline in West Alabama.  School Systems [...]

WOW 2.0 Update

March 1st, 2018|0 Comments

Today's challenging economy means young people need to make the best career choice possible. However, many students still do not know of the career opportunities and paths that are available to them. West AlabamaWorks! [...]

Read-To-Work High School Update

February 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Currently, the High School Ready to Work program has 80 participating high school Seniors from Central High School, Greensboro High School, and Hale County High School. Upon graduating The Ready-To-Work program, there will be [...]

Ready-To-Work 2 Year Hiring Strategy

February 28th, 2018|0 Comments

West Alabama has to fill 6,000 jobs over the next 18 months. In a collaborative effort with West AlabamaWorks!, AIDT, Alabama Community College System, and Alabama Career Center System a 2 year hiring strategy [...]

TJATC Welding Meet and Greet

February 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Tuscaloosa Joint Apprentice Training Center "Meet and Greet" Industry Day was a joint venture between local business and skilled labor designed to train our future workforce. The event provided continuing education to welding instructors [...]

Local Workforce Development Board Membership Training This March

February 28th, 2018|0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) will be sponsoring local workforce development board membership training in three locations during the month of March. The training will be of a very high [...]

Cottondale Outreach Event

February 28th, 2018|0 Comments

A total of 282 parents and family members of Cottondale, Lake View, and Vance Elementary students attended an outreach event at Cottondale Elementary on Thursday, February 15, 2018. Of those job seekers, 232 were registered and processed [...]

Northport Career Tech Annex

February 28th, 2018|0 Comments

The Tuscaloosa County School System held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Northport Career Tech Annex on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. It is approximately 22,000 square feet and is scheduled to be completed by mid-October [...]

Phifer Welcomes Ready-To-Work Grad to Apprenticeship Program

February 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Jacoby Dixon graduated from Central High School in May, 2017. During his senior year, he completed the high school based Ready-To-Work (RTW) program developed by a consortium of stakeholders from Tuscaloosa City Schools, Shelton [...]

Prisoner Re-Entry Initiative

February 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Prisoner Re-Entry Meeting at Bank of Tuscaloosa February 2018 It is clear with the 3.5% unemployment rate and the 6,000 jobs needing to be filled by the end of the year that [...]

RFPs Q & A’s

February 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Pre-apprenticeship programs are defined as a program designed to prepare individuals to enter and succeed in a Registered Apprenticeship program and has a documented partnership with at least one, if not more Registered Apprenticeship [...]

Region 3 Workforce Board Releases RFPs

February 1st, 2018|0 Comments

A Request for Proposals (RFP) was released on February 1, 2018 for the solicitation of an organization to be the operator for the One Stop Career Center system and/or deliver WIOA career services to [...]

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 [...]

100% Goal Achieved

October 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Tuscaloosa County Achieves Certification as ACT Work Ready Community—First metro community in the State of Alabama Tuscaloosa, ALABAMA—November 17, 2016 marks a momentous day in workforce development in Tuscaloosa.  West Alabama Works today [...]

West Alabama Works – Transformation Update

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 [...]