Edition: July 1, 2024

Join us for our next Industry Cluster meeting that will focus on the ACCS Innovation Center and CONNEX AlabamaHouston Blackwood, Workforce Director of the Innovation Center, will discuss how the state’s community colleges, business and industry, and community partners come together to deliver rapid, industry-recognized credentials within some of the state’s most in-demand career fields. Whitney Barlow, Supplier Development Manager for Alabama Technology Network, will explain and demonstrate the online platform that connects all Alabama manufacturers and suppliers into one single, accurate, and searchable supply chain database.

Wednesday, August 7, 2024

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Bishop State Community College

Center for Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Room 129

351 N Broad Street

Mobile, AL 36603

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THE GULF COAST CHALLENGE COLLEGE & CAREER FAIR

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2024 | 8:30 AM-1 PM

MOBILE CONVENTION CENTER


Join SAWDC AlabamaWorks and the Gulf Coast Challenge for the third annual Gulf Coast Challenge College & Career Fair on October 3, 2024. The College & Career Fair offers high school seniors the opportunity to explore colleges and programs available post-graduation and to meet with industry professionals to learn about high-growth, high-demand jobs in our area.


Check out the 2024 Sponsor/Exhibitor Brochure!

Business & Industry Exhibitor
College Exhibitor
Become a Sponsor

US Navy's Submarine Industrial Base and Shipbuilding Mission on the Gulf Coast

Leaders from across the region gathered last week for the US Navy’s Submarine Industrial Base (SIB) Program meeting, focusing on workforce programs and pipelines in the Gulf Coast region. The event highlighted Alabama's commitment to delivering a robust and sustainable workforce to support the SIB and fortify national security. The roundtable included representatives from education, legislation, workforce, economic development, industry, and government, along with key representatives from the US Navy, all working together to strengthen the shipbuilding mission on the Gulf Coast.

Join us for Building Bridges: Conecuh County Workforce Meeting focused on empowering the county with information, resources, and connections needed for success. 


This event will focus on empowering the county with the information, resources, and connections needed for success. Labor Force, Jobs, & Economic Growth in Conecuh County.


Don't miss this chance to:

  • Explore the current workforce landscape.
  • Network with other community members interested in economic development.
  • Share your ideas and help shape the future of Conecuh County's workforce.


Lunch will be served! Space is limited, so RSVP today!


Wednesday, July 31, 2024

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Reid State Technical College

Edith A. Gray Library and Technology Center, 2nd floor

100 AL-83

Evergreen, AL 36401

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Coastal Alabama Community College highlighted for developing new ways for a career

Apprenticeships are not new to our region. Expanding apprenticeship opportunities to individuals is a solution to barriers to balancing work and school for many. Coastal Alabama Community College was part of a year-long case study researching the role of an intermediary, creating programming to fill community needs, and navigating the complexity of regulations and licensing. To learn more about the Nursing Apprenticeship model and what other states are doing to address the worker needs, check out New America - Nursing Apprenticeship in Alabama.

Baldwin Girls Build: Empowering Futures in Nontraditional Careers

In collaboration with the Baldwin County Public School System, the Baldwin County Homebuilders, and Professional Women in Building, the second annual Baldwin Girls Build Camp kicked off the first week of June! The camp has almost doubled since the 1st camp last year from 15 girls to 25 rising 7th, 8th, and 9th grade girls this year. This year, the new girls built and wired a Jinga lamp, and the 2nd year girls built and wired a vanity mirror with the help and amazing instruction from Chad Eubanks and Scott Larson- HVAC and Carpentry CTE Teachers from Baldwin Prep. The girls also worked on a big group project of adirondack chairs. Between building time in the shop, girls participated in construction field trips, team-building games, and STEM activities all with their Career Coaches.


 "This is one of my favorite projects we work on. This camp has inspired so many young girls to pursue a non-traditional career for women, and it gives these girls the confidence to feel like they can do anything they set their mind to," says BCBE Career Coach Morrell Baxter.



Next year's BGB Camp will occur at the new technical high school, Baldwin Preparatory Academy. 


Leadership Skills Training 2024

Register Today!!

Visit our Website to Register

Dates to Remember:


July 4th: Independence Day Holiday


July 17th: Leadership Skills Training 1


July 25th: ATN Safety Leadership Training


July 31st: Building Bridges- Conecuh County Workforce Meeting 11:00 am


August 7th: Industry Cluster Meeting 8:00am

Contact us:


Bridget Wilson, Executive Director

bwilson@sawdc.org


Hayleigh Barlar, Workforce Development Manager

hbarlar@sawdc.org


Bridgette Young, Education and Programs Manager

byoung@sawdc.org