Workforce Development

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Hard Work Makes Good Work

The Department of Commerce’s Workforce Development Division is dedicated to assisting the growth of Alabama businesses and the workers that sustain their operations. By directing individuals toward job skills improvement programs, education, and training, the Workforce Development Division equips workers with the tools and talents that employers demand.

At the center of the Workforce Development Division’s mission is AIDT, one of the nation’s top state workforce training agencies. AIDT offers comprehensive pre-employment selection and training, leadership development, on-the job training, and assessments — all specific to each company’s needs. AIDT has worked with thousands of businesses and trained more than 600,000 workers.

The Workforce Development Division is responsible for several workforce programs formerly managed by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, including the Alabama Career Centers and various training programs. The division also oversees the state’s 10 Regional Workforce Development Councils, which connect local business leaders with education officials to formulate strategies to ensure the job demands of the industry are being met.