Congratulations to the Alabama WBL programs that have been selected as contenders for the First Annual Governor’s Work-Based Learning Seal of Excellence Awards. The many excellent applications received demonstrate the diverse ways work-based learning is being utilized in Alabama.
The regional best practices selected stood out in a way that other providers could benefit from. We look forward to learning more about their outstanding programs at the regional trainings in August and September, which will be specifically designed for work-based learning practitioners.    Dates and locations for these education and training sessions are below.

Region 1
Dekalb County Technology Center
Northwest-Shoals Community College
University of North Alabama
North Alabama Homebuilding Academy (NAHA)

Region 2
Lincoln High School Building Construction Program
Beautiful Rainbow Café/Gadsden City Schools
East Alabama FAME Chapter
JSU Department of Applied Engineering

Region 3
Pickens County College and Career Center
University of West Alabama
Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc.
Skilled Trades of West Alabama

Region 4
Shelby County Technical Education Center
Magic City Woodworks
United Ability
Innovate Birmingham

Region 5
Opelika City Schools
Chattahoochee Valley Community College
Auburn University Cooperative Education Program
Hope Inspired Ministries

Region 6
Houston Career Academy
Lurleen B Wallace Community College
Troy University
Eagle Eye Outfitters

Region 7
Coastal Community College/AM NS Calvert
Goodwill Gulf Coast
Riviera Utilities
Outukumpu Stainless

Save the date for the regional presentations and training sessions for work-based learning practitioners!
Region 1   Tue, 8/24     Calhoun Community College
Region 2   Thur, 8/26   Gadsden State Community College
Region 3   Tue, 8/31     Shelton State Community College
Region 4    Thur, 9/2     Lawson State Community College
Region 5    Tue, 9/7      Trenholm State Community College
Region 6    Thur, 9/9     Enterprise State Community College
Region 7    Tue, 9/14    Coastal Alabama Community College