Site Selection, an economic development and corporate real estate publication, ranked Alabama as #1 for the South Central states in their annual workforce development rankings. This marks the second consecutive year that Alabama has claimed the #1 spot for the region, up from #6 in 2020.

The rankings identify workforce development climates of interest for both employers and job seekers. Site Selection methodology uses a set of measures applicable to all 50 states to gauge the overall employment climates and relevant aspects of the workforce.

AIDT has stayed at the forefront of workforce development through its innovative approaches to common issues, and its ability to partner with education and industry leaders, as well as other state agencies. This includes the continuous evolution of training techniques such as e- learning, virtual reality training, and traditional hands-on learning.

“AIDT not only delivers what companies and citizens need to meet their demands today but continues to innovate and develop ways to deliver what they will need in the future,” said Ed Castile, director of AIDT and head of the Alabama Department of Commerce’s Workforce Development Division.

AIDT is a recognized leader across the country and around the globe for its fast, innovative approach to workforce development. Started in 1971, AIDT has helped more than 5000 businesses and trained more than a million citizens throughout its 51 years.

The mission of AIDT is to provide quality workforce development for Alabama’s new and expanding businesses, and to expand the opportunities of its citizens through the jobs these businesses create. AIDT designs and creates a fully customized training experience and delivers quality candidates to meet the hiring needs of any industry.

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