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Join us as we celebrate the grand opening of the Hillcrest Career Technical Annex! 🎉   🗓️ Thursday, November 30th  ⏰ 6:00pm 📍 300 Patriot Parkway Tuscaloosa   Title-1 Open House to follow #WestAlabamaWorks @hillcrestpatriots @hillcrest_cte
#ICYMI: Region 3's MMP instructors received hands-on training with Mercedes vehicles, thanks to generous donations from MBUSI! This expertise will soon be passed on to students in the Modern Manufacturing Program. Imagine learning directly from industry partners to take back to the classroom to teach students. Students in Region 3 are gearing up for a future filled with possibilities!    → To learn more about the Modern Manufacturing Program visit the link in our bio. 🚗✨   #WestAlabamaWorks #ModernManufcaturingMonday #ModernManufcaturingProgram
Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃
Join us for an exciting opportunity in West Alabama! Nonprofit organizations are actively seeking new team members and will be scouting for a diverse range of roles at our upcoming Nonprofit Hiring Event on November 15th from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The event, held at the McDonald Hughes Community Center, offers a gateway for job seekers to connect with organizations looking to fill positions. Roles span across various fields such as nursing, case management, development, therapy, and administration. These organizations are on the lookout for passionate individuals ready to make a real impact in our community. Here are just a few of the participating organizations: - Tuscaloosa’s One Place - Temporary Emergency Services - Indian Rivers Behavioral Health - Turning Point - DCH Health System - Hospice of West Alabama - Easterseals West Alabama - Shelton State Community College Adult Education - Community Service Programs of West Alabama Inc. - Central West Chapter of the American Red Cross - Benjamin Barnes YMCA - Phoenix House - Ability Alliance of West Alabama - The University of Alabama School of Social Work - Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services - Hospice of West Alabama - The Arc of Tuscaloosa County Don't miss this chance to connect with organizations dedicated to making a difference in our community! #WestAlabamaWorks #JobOpportunity
Join us for an exciting opportunity in West Alabama! Nonprofit organizations are actively seeking new team members and will be scouting for a diverse range of roles at our upcoming Nonprofit Hiring Event on November 15th from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The event, held at the McDonald Hughes Community Center, offers a gateway for job seekers to connect with organizations looking to fill positions. Roles span across various fields such as nursing, case management, development, therapy, and administration. These organizations are on the lookout for passionate individuals ready to make a real impact in our community. Here are just a few of the participating organizations: - Tuscaloosa’s One Place - Temporary Emergency Services - Indian Rivers Behavioral Health - Turning Point - DCH Health System - Hospice of West Alabama - Easterseals West Alabama - Shelton State Community College Adult Education - Community Service Programs of West Alabama Inc. - Central West Chapter of the American Red Cross - Benjamin Barnes YMCA - Phoenix House - Ability Alliance of West Alabama - The University of Alabama School of Social Work - Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services - Hospice of West Alabama - The Arc of Tuscaloosa County Don't miss this chance to connect with organizations dedicated to making a difference in our community! #WestAlabamaWorks #JobOpportunity
We were overjoyed to have Hale County College & Career Academy and Greene County Career Center visit the BFGoodrich Tuscaloosa facility for an insightful tour. Students had the chance to explore the facility and engage in conversations with company leaders. Big thanks to BFGoodrich for their partnership with the Modern Manufacturing program!   #ModernManufcaturingProgram #ModernManufcaturingMonday #ModernManufcaturing #MMP #WestAlabamaWorks
We would like to congratulate Brittani Colburn and NaTa'sha Black for being selected for the Economic Mobility Fellowship! 🎉 The ACCE Foundation selected 20 chamber professionals from communities throughout the United States to participate in the Fellowship for Economic Mobility. This immersive, six-month program will provide them the education and tools to improve workforce ecosystems and remove barriers to access living wage jobs. Congratulations Brittani and NaTa'sha on this incredible opportunity. #ACCE @ACCEFoundation @ACCEHQ
🗓️ Less than one week until our last Quarterly Meeting of the year! Join us at WestRock Demopolis next Wednesday, November 8th, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. We're looking forward to seeing you there! → Head to the link in our story to register #SaveTheDate #QuarterlyMeeting
Wishing you a spooktacular Halloween! 🎃👻 #Halloween #WestAlabamaWorks #Pumpkins
Happy 2nd Work Anniversary, Cindi! 🎉 Congratulations on this milestone with West AlabamaWorks! Your dedication and passion for helping others, as well as your love for Alabama football, have made a significant impact on the team. We appreciate all your hard work. 🏈✨
WOW is less than 24 hours away! Today, we want to recognizing platinum sponsors.   → BF Goodrich → Phifer Incorporated → McAbee → Hunt Refining Company → Motherson → Go Build → Bolzoni Auramo   #WestAlabamaWorks #WestAlabama #WOW
Over 4,000+ ninth grade students will experience WOW this week! As we prepare for WOW, we want to take a moment to thank our sponsors. Today we are recognizing our gold sponsors. → Buffalo Rock @buffalo_rock → City of Tuscaloosa @tuscaloosacity → Tuscaloosa County Commission → Nucor Tuscaloosa → Lear → Premier Service Company, Inc. @premierserviceco → Transfr @transfr   #WestAlabamaWorks #WestAlabama #WOW
10th-12th grade students, WOW Varsity is designed just for you and your guardian!   At WOW Varsity, you can → Explore careers → Win a FREE semester of college → Talk with over 90 companies → Win a FREE gas card (Parents you could also win a gas card 😉)   WOW Varsity is October 5th from 2:00-6:00pm at Shelton State Community College, Martin campus. #WestAlabamaWorks #WestAlabama #AlabamaWorks
West AlabamaWorks! was honored to present to the Tombigbee RC&D Council today at their board meeting. We also announced a new partnership to work together to serve the citizens of West Alabama.   #WestAlabamaWorks #WestAlabama #AlabamaWorks
Come join us tomorrow, Wednesday, September 20th for the Region 3 WIOA Public Input meeting. Participation by the public is vital for providing comprehensive input on the 2024 combined state WIOA plan, which will serve as our state’s workforce development strategic plan for four years. The meeting will take place from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Shelton State Community College, Martin Campus.   #WestAlabamaWorks #WestAlabama #AlabamaWorks
#JobFeature #NowHiring  Are you looking for a part time or full time job? Teriyaki Madness is holding open interviews on September 20th from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm at their restaurant in Northport. Teriyaki Madness is hiring for front and back of house positions.   Teriyaki Madness’s Asian inspired fast casual concept serves made to order teriyaki bowls customized with only the freshest veggies, highest quality meats and flavorful house-made sauces. Not only are these bowls delicious, but warning, they are highly addictive. They take great pride in their menu, the products and expanding their TEAM. Teriyaki Madness’s goal is to consistently provide the highest quality food and customer service. Apply and see for yourself what the MADNESS is all about.   Teriyaki Madness is looking for employees with a positive attitude who love cooking. Working the MADNESS is a big responsibility and the right candidate will enjoy working in an organized and efficient work environment. The ideal candidate will be able to multitask effectively, work well under pressure, and have excellent time management skills. They should also be flexible, honest, self-motivated, hard working, a quick learner, friendly, punctual, reliable, a good communicator and able to work for extended hours on their feet. Learn more or apply at the link in our bio.   #WestAlabamaWorks #WestAlabama #AlabamaWorks #IGNITE #StudentJobs #StudentJobsInTuscaloosa @teriyaki.madness
#WorldsOfWork is less than a month away and our worlds are working hard to prepare for our students. 🩺🩻 #HealthcareWorld #WestAlabamaWorks #WestAlabama #AlabamaWorks #WOW
West AlabamaWorks! was proud to honor the Second Chance Program with the AlabamaWorks! Innovator Award today. The team from the Tuscaloosa County District Attorneys Office, Shelton State Community College, Indian Rivers Behavioral Health, West AlabamaWorks! and Tuscaloosa County Community Corrections support our justice involved population by helping them overcome barriers to employment and connect them to their career pathways. #WestAlabamaWorks #SheltonStateCommunityCollege
#WestAlabamaWorks 🤝 #ALWKS23
The best way to end a great day at #ALWKS23 #GoBiscuits #ButterUp⚾️✨
Our team had a great time at the AlabamaWorks! Conference sharing about the Modern Manufacturing Program today during a breakout panel session. ⚙️ #WestAlabamaWorks #WestAlabama #AlabamaWorks
West AlabamaWorks! will be closed on Monday, September 4th, in observance of Labor Day. We will resume our regular business hours on Tuesday, September 5th. ⁠ ⁠ #WestAlabamaWorks #LaborDay #HolidayClosure
The #WestAlabamaWorks team had a great time sharing information about the I.G.N.I.T.E. program with students and parents at Mega-WOW 2023! 🍏 @tuscaloosacareertech
Special thank you to Tucker and Steve for the personal tour at @mercedesbenzusi plant today! We are excited to share their incite with our students.
#WestAlabamaWorks Industry partners shared their wisdom and knowledge with the MMP instructors at the Train the Trainer event today. ⚙️🚘
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Partners, Pathways, Pipelines

"I made it all the way to 12th grade but it was just too hard for me to finish. I had a lot of encouragement, but I felt like my daughter who is a 'total care child' was more important to me. I thought I'd never finish so I ended up trying to obtain my GED, but come to find out when I wanted to start Shelton the GED I thought I obtained was not accredited. So this program came about at such a perfect time.

Do it, it’s the best thing. It’s a feeling of relief for me and it’s something I thought I would never have and through this program I was able to obtain it. So, it’s a dream come true, a total dream come true. Yes I'm 46, but I did it!"

Felicia Stewart-Taylor

High School Graduate at age 46

Smart Horizon Career Online Education

Success Story

Partners, Pathways, Pipelines

"West AlabamaWorks! supports DCH and the Healthcare Cluster strategically in coordinating the development and recruitment of qualified and engaged employees.  Their ability to assist us in creative brainstorming and problem solving for viable workforce solutions is invaluable."

Peggy Sease-Fain

Vice President of Human Resources

DCH Healthcare System

Success Story

Partners, Pathways, Pipelines

"West AlalabamaWorks! gave me something that I couldn't and didn't get from my own family. They helped me get into the online high school program where I had an academic coach who pushed and motivated me to never give up and to keep going. With that push, motivation, and support that was given to me, I was able to obtain my online high school diploma and my office management certificate at the same time. I can say that I've had opportunities and gained experience that I never had before. I know that without the help of those at West Al Works, I wouldn't be where I am, and as far as I am today. I am very appreciative and thankful for all of the support, motivation, and help from those at West Al Works. If y'all had never believed in me, I would not have believed in myself, and I wouldn't be as successful as I am today. Thank you!"

Shakeitta Richardson

Student

Career Online High School Graduate, enrolled at Shelton State Community College

Success Story

Partners, Pathways, Pipelines

"One of the great things that the Educator Workforce Academy has done is allowing us, the educators, to go out and see what job opportunities are readily available in our communities so that people can actually go to work for a local company. This shows us, the educators, that this is what we need to be doing to give business and industry the opportunity they need by providing the type of workforce with the right skills, which provides our citizens good jobs and advancement opportunities to further develop the workforce in our community."

Shawn McDaniel

Principal

Pickens County College and Career Center

Success Story

Partners, Pathways, Pipelines

"West AlabamaWorks has had a tremendous impact on the education system in our region but on Tuscaloosa City Schools in particular. West AlabamaWorks has helped Tuscaloosa City Schools in facilitating the pipeline for students to either receive training at Shelton State Community College or move directly into the workforce."

Kelly S. Norstrom

Director of Career and Technical Education

Tuscaloosa City Schools

Success Story

Partners, Pathways, Pipelines

"As a member of the Tuscaloosa and West Alabama community for more than 70 years, Phifer Incorporated is honored to be a proud supporter of West AlabamaWorks! The workforce development needs in our region required strong leadership, effective planning and the coordination of resources that result in solutions that meet the needs of business, industry and job seekers.  One of our effective solutions is the Ready-To-Work program provided by our local community colleges. We encourage job seekers that wish to change to a manufacturing career field to attend Ready-To-Work so they may succeed in their new career pathway."

Russell DuBose

Vice President of Human Resources

Phifer Incorporated

Success Story

Partners, Pathways, Pipelines

"West AlabamaWorks! was a monumental part of my career. I want to thank them for having an event like WOW (Worlds of Work) and allowing me to be apart of it. I was able to learn about different career options at a crucial age when everyone asks "what's next? Now, I am a third year apprentice in the TJAC Local 372 Union working at McAbee Construction. This would not have been possible without having experienced WOW and WOW 2.0 and learning about opportunities right in town. I'm forever Grateful."

Megan Coleman

Apprentice

Local 372 Pipefitters Union

Success Story

Partners, Pathways, Pipelines

“West AlabamaWorks! partnership with ARD has greatly benefited ARD's success by connecting us with the resources required in our hiring, training, governmental support for training, collaboration with educational programs, etc.  Donny Jones and his team are outstanding; check out West Alabama Works to meet your needs.”

Bregitte Braddock

General Manager

ARD Logistics- Alabama, LLC

Success Story

Partners, Pathways, Pipelines

"Being innovative in our approach, being able to quickly satisfy a need is especially important if we’re going to meet the challenge and then exceed the challenge.  These factors make West AlabamaWorks one of the best because they can do all of these things."

Ed Castile

Deputy Secretary, Workforce Development Division, Director of AIDT

Alabama Department of Commerce

Success Story

Partners, Pathways, Pipelines

"West AlabamaWorks! coordinates and engages all necessary resources to produce results that support the region needs and is an extremely important partner for the automotive industry in this region.  They fully support MBUSI and its Suppliers to find high-performing and engaged employees, dedicated to building the highest quality vehicles in a positive team culture. West AlabamaWorks! proactively drives effective actions, based on the collective needs of the region, by being the conduit to connect business and industry, government and educations leaders."

Rolf Wrona

Vice President of Human Resources

Mercedes-Benz U.S. International

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