Edition: March 1, 2024

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We thoroughly enjoyed our Workforce Luncheon with LandrumHR at Innovation Portal this week. Special thanks to Jim Howe from LandrumHR for sharing the 2024 workforce trends and some steps we can take to add the process to people in our journey to creating attractive workplaces. We had the opportunity to have intentional conversations with partners and discover better ways to serve the area. Special thanks to LandrumHR for joining us in co-sponsoring the event, and to Innovation Portal for hosting! 

Thomasville High School College & Career Day & Middle School Career Discovery Day

On February 29th SAWDC attended the Thomasville High School College and Career Day and Middle School Career Discovery Day at Thomasville High School. This was a great event for the students in our region to explore 33 companies and 9 colleges. The students enjoyed engaging with different companies and colleges to learn more about the opportunities available to them.

Mobile County High Schools Career Fair

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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

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!

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Alabama Summit on Talent Retention and Work-Based Learning  Join employers, workforce professionals, and more from across Alabama to learn best practices in talent retention and workforce development!

April 8, 2024 - April 10, 2024

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Partners in Workforce: "Skills for Success"

Over 40 individuals convened for the Partners in Workforce meeting on February 20 in Thomasville, Alabama. Dr. Josh Duplantis, the Dean of Workforce and Economic Development at Coastal Alabama Community College, introduced the Alabama Community College System’s rapid workforce training program, Skills for Success. This program, devised in collaboration with the state’s businesses and industries, ensures that the training provided is tailored to the precise skills demanded by employers to address job vacancies. Notably, participants can access the Skills for Success training at zero expense.

Mark your calendars for the next Partners in Workforce meeting scheduled for May 21 in Monroeville, Alabama.

If you missed this meeting, click here to watch a compelling video testimonial.

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