The Alabama Workforce Council (AWC) is comprised of business executives from some of the most important industries and organizations in the state of Alabama. The Council’s goal is to facilitate collaboration between government and industry to help Alabama develop a sustainable, top-notch workforce that is competitive on a global scale. Since its inception, the Council has been committed to analyzing important issues related to workforce development and making sound recommendations that will help to create more and better opportunities for all Alabamians.

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THE AWC AND ALABAMAWORKS!

The Alabama Workforce Council was formed in 2015 as an employer-led statewide effort to understand the structure, function, organization and perception of the Alabama workforce system.

The result of the survey, focus groups and research performed by the AWC showed that while Alabama has abundant educational, state, business support, training and other resources for the employer, student and job-seeker, they were not aligned and united in the ultimate goal of connecting the qualified worker with prospective employer.

In 2016, the Council officially launched as the AlabamaWorks! brand that is used to showcase these endeavors at all levels, particularly locally within the state’s seven workforce regions.

AlabamaWorks! stands for opportunity, innovation, accountability and inclusion with the vision of a better future for Alabamians, our state and our economy.

Partners include the Alabama Department of Labor, AIDT, the Alabama Community College System, the Alabama Technology Network, the K-12 System and the Career Centers.

The most important accomplishment of the Council has been to open the doors of communications between public and private entities. Previously, businesses and the education sector worked within silos, even though their goals were the same. This success evidenced by the creation and adoption of business-driven courses, credentials and certifications that employees need to excel in the workplace.

Now that the dialogue has been opened, the Council has progressed the AlabamaWorks! movement to AlabamaWorks! Success Plus, which was formally launched by Governor Ivey earlier this year.

AlabamaWorks! Success Plus is a structured path for our state to add an additional 500,000 credentialed workers by 2025.

DOWNLOAD ANNUAL REPORTS

Download Alabama Workforce Council annual reports below.

Download 2019 Report
Download 2018 Report
Download 2017 Report
Download 2016 Report
Download 2015 Report

CHAIR

Tim McCartney
Tim McCartney
McCartney Construction
(Retired)

VICE CHAIR

Sandra Koblas
Sandra Koblas
Austal USA
Rep. Alan Baker
Rep. Alan Baker
Alabama State Representative
Scott Bowers
Scott Bowers
AAA Cooper Transportation
Myla Calhoun
Myla Calhoun
Alabama Power
Ed Castile
Ed Castile
Alabama Department of Commerce
George Clark
George Clark
Alabama Workforce Board
Dr. Philip Cleveland
Dr. Philip Cleveland
Marshall County School System
Norman Crow
Norman Crow
DT & Freight Company
Charles (Chuck) Dilaura
Charles (Chuck) Dilaura
Neptune Technology Group – Retired
Tommy Glasscock
Tommy Glasscock
Alabama State Department of Education
Kay Gray
Kay Gray
Dynetics
John Hackett
John Hackett
Kamtek
Seth Hammett
Seth Hammett
PowerSouth
Allen Harris
Allen Harris
Bailey – Harris Construction
Jennifer Himburg
Jennifer Himburg
ALFA
Randy Jordan
Randy Jordan
Bryant Bank
Mike Kemp
Mike Kemp
Kemp Management Solutions
Mike Kitchens
Mike Kitchens
ACIPCO
Christy Knowles
Christy Knowles
Coosa Valley Medical Center
Neil Lamb
Neil Lamb
Hudson Alpha
Jeff Lynn
Jeff Lynn
Alabama Community College System
Dr. Joseph B. Morton
Dr. Joseph B. Morton
Business Education Alliance of Alabama
Mike Oatridge
Mike Oatridge
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
Cleve Poole
Cleve Poole
Pioneer Electric Cooperative
Randy Rogers
Randy Rogers
Evonik Industries
Fitzgerald Washington
Fitzgerald Washington
Alabama Department of Labor
Phil Webb
Phil Webb
Webb Concrete & Building Materials

PHOTOS UNAVAILABLE

Leroy Abrahams

Regions Financial Corporation

Jessica Oates

International Paper

KC Pang

GD Copper USA

Joe Patton

Westervelt Company

Jim Purcell

Alabama Commission on Higher Education

Randy Skagen

NUCOR Steel

Daryl Taylor

Airbus U.S. Manufacturing

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