Eleven educators, including superintendents, teachers and career technology directors, met at Career Discovery to take part in Central AlabamaWorks’ inaugural Educator Workforce Academy. They represented nine public schools in the 13-county region.
Ed Castile, deputy secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce/director of AIDT, kicked off the classroom portion of the day with an overview of the Alabama Department of Commerce, and in particular, AIDT. He also identified the high-wage, high-demand industries where Alabama needs more workers.
Next, Dr. Brock Kelley, director of Workforce Development for the Alabama State Department of Education, stressed the importance of students being involved in career technical courses.