The Region 3 West AlabamaWorks Council, in partnership with the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, leads workforce development efforts throughout West Alabama. Together, we facilitate and implement a comprehensive, coordinated, and seamless workforce development system for the region and support workforce training activities. With a mission to promote regional economic prosperity by providing support services to both employers and job seekers, West AlabamaWorks serves as the central hub for workforce development efforts and training.
Through West AlabamaWorks, business and industry leaders have been able to create a workforce development system that supports all levels of development and serves to benefit both employers and job seekers. Five industry clusters have been identified that address the needs of individual industry sectors. Those five clusters are: automotive, health care, construction, manufacturing, and professional and business services. Leaders of each sector work together to minimize duplication of services and maximize potential of each provider. This is done by communicating key workforce needs in the nine county region through both urban and rural outreach programs. Measurable results are evident as programs—and those positively impacted by them—continue to grow and develop.