The Alabama Department of Commerce Workforce Development Division (WDD) and West AlabamaWorks Local Workforce Development Area Board are soliciting proposals through a Request for Proposals (RFP) for occupational youth services programs to serve out-of-school youth ages 16 – 24 (with barriers to employment as identified by WIOA) and in-school youth ages 16 – 21 in Pre-Apprentice or Registered Apprenticeship programs located within the nine counties of the West Alabama Works! Local Area. Those counties are Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter, and Tuscaloosa. Youth programs will focus on educational attainment, work-based training opportunities and training linked to careers aligned with the skills needs of industries in this area. Proposals should connect academic and occupational skills training for the following in-demand industry sectors: healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, automotive and information technology that lead to industry-recognized credentials. Proposals should target the industry sectors represented in their local service/target area and be documented in the proposal.
The Alabama Department of Commerce Workforce Development Division encourages the participation of respondents who are certified as small businesses, minority-owned firms, and women’s business enterprises. The Alabama Department of Commerce Workforce Development Division is committed to equal opportunity in its contracting process.
Proposal submissions must be delivered on or before March 5, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. CDT to the Alabama Department of Commerce Workforce Development Division Suite 380, 401 Adams Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36130.