Edition: February 15, 2024

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Thank You to our first Corporate Sponsor, LandrumHR!

SAWDC AlabamaWorks and West AlabamaWorks are hosting a hiring event on April 16 from 9 AM – 2 PM at the Coastal Alabama Community College – Thomasville Campus. The goal of this hiring event is to reach individuals who are not currently working or are looking for a new career path or trade.

If you are interested in participating in this hiring event please register by Tuesday, March 26th. Space is limited, so register early. We hope this event will provide an opportunity for your company to recruit for open positions as well as develop a candidate pool for future openings.

For questions, please contact hbarlar@sawdc.org.

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ATN Safety Training

On February 1, Alabama Technology Network (ATN) hosted a training course on Safety Leadership. This training, offered free of charge, equipped 19 individuals representing 11 diverse companies with the necessary skills to foster collaboration and establish a partnership across all organizational levels. This enables the cultivation of effective Safety Leadership and instills a Human and Organizational Performance mindset.

In case you couldn't attend this training course, no need to fret— the next session is scheduled for July 25, 2024.

2024 Mobile County High School

Spring Career Fair

Join us for an exciting opportunity to connect with students from Mobile County Public Schools, Chickasaw High School, and Mobile Area Education Foundation, as well as the broader community. This event aims to bridge the gap between education and career opportunities, creating a dynamic platform for students to explore various career paths and for exhibitors to showcase their organizations.

Graduating students will be actively encouraged to explore and apply for open positions. This is an excellent chance for exhibitors to connect with potential candidates entering the job market. 

We invite you to be a part of this impactful event and contribute to the future success of our students. Register today to secure your booth and make a difference in the lives of aspiring young professionals!

Click here for more information or to register.

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

8:00 am - 2:00 pm: Schools-only session (12th-grade students)

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Open to the public

On February 7, SAWDC held a Business & Industry Cluster Webinar on the Alabama Talent Triad. This event gave our partners a chance to learn how the Triad will provide a stronger, more diverse talent pool utilizing skills-based hiring, allowing for greater opportunities to retain and support upskilling for current employees.

Special thanks to our presenters, Mary Kate Hillis, Policy Advisor of the Governor’s Office of Education & Workforce Transformation, and Greg DiDonato, VP of Business Development at EBSCOed. 

Leadership Skills Training 2024

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Leadership Skills 1


January 17-18, 2024

April 17-18, 2024

July 17-18, 2024

October 23-24, 2024

Leadership Skills 2


February 22, 2024

May 23, 2024

August 22, 2024

November 21, 2024

Leadership Skills 3


March 21, 2024

June 13, 2024

September 19, 2024

December 12, 2024

Contact us:

Bridget Wilson, Executive Director


Hayleigh Barlar, Workforce Development Manager


Bridgette Young, Education and Programs Manager