Alabama Workforce Council

Alabama Workforce Council2018-10-02T20:12:44+00:00

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 2018 Report
Download 2017 Report
Download 2016 Report
Download 2015 Report

CHAIR

Zeke Smith
Zeke Smith
Alabama Power
Birmingham

CO-CHAIR

George Clark
George Clark
Manufacture Alabama
Montgomery
Rep. Alan Baker
Rep. Alan Baker
Alabama State Representative
Brewton
Scott Bowers
Scott Bowers
AAA Cooper Transportation
Dothan
Mac Buttram
Mac Buttram
Former Alabama State Representative
Cullman
Ed Castile
Ed Castile
Alabama Department of Commerce
Montgomery
Dr. Philip Cleveland
Dr. Philip Cleveland
Marshall County School System
Guntersville
Norman Crow
Norman Crow
DT & Freight Company
Tuscaloosa
Chuck Dilaura
Chuck Dilaura
Neptune Technology Group – Retired
Tallassee
Blaine Galliher
Blaine Galliher
Windom Galliher & Associates
Montgomery
Kay Gray
Kay Gray
Dynetics
Huntsville
Dale Greer
Dale Greer
Cullman Economic Development Agency
Cullman
John Hackett
John Hackett
Kamtek
Birmingham
Seth Hammett
Seth Hammett
PowerSouth
Enterprise
Jason Harper
Jason Harper
Madison County Commission
Guntersville
Allen Harris
Allen Harris
Bailey – Harris Construction
Auburn
Jennifer Himburg
Jennifer Himburg
ALFA
Montgomery
Philip (Chap) Jackson
Philip (Chap) Jackson
Coosa Composites
Pelham
Randy Jordan
Randy Jordan
Bryant Bank
Mountain Brook
Mike Kitchens
Mike Kitchens
ACIPCO
Birmingham
Christy Knowles
Christy Knowles
Coosa Valley Medical Center
Sylacauga
Sandra Koblas
Sandra Koblas
Austal USA
Mobile
Jeff Lynn
Jeff Lynn
Alabama Community College System
Montgomery
Jerry Mays
Jerry Mays
Former Mayor of Phil Campbell
Phil Campbell
Tim McCartney
Tim McCartney
McCartney Construction
Gadsden
Pat McCarty
Pat McCarty
Aerospace Coatings
Oxford
Dr. Joe Morton
Dr. Joe Morton
Business Education Alliance of Alabama
Montgomery
Mike Oatridge
Mike Oatridge
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
Lincoln
Joe Patton
Joe Patton
Westervelt
Tuscaloosa
Cleve Poole
Cleve Poole
Pioneer Electric Cooperative
Greenville
Jim Purcell
Jim Purcell
Alabama Commission on Higher Education
Montgomery
Randy Rogers
Randy Rogers
Evonik Industries
Mobile
Gary Savage
Gary Savage
B.L. Harbert – Retired
Birmingham
Randy Skagen
Randy Skagen
NUCOR Steel
Tuscaloosa
Dr. Art Tipton
Dr. Art Tipton
Southern Research
Birmingham
Fitzgerald Washington
Fitzgerald Washington
Alabama Department of Labor
Montgomery
Terry Waters
Terry Waters
Association of Edison Illuminating Companies
Birmingham
Keith Weil
Keith Weil
Golden Dragon Copper Tubing – Retired
Pine Hill
Collie Wells
Collie Wells
Alabama Department of Education
Montgomery

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