Edition: March 15, 2024

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Showcase Mobile

SAWDC participated in Showcase Mobile on February 22-23. Over 120 college juniors and seniors from 13 universities convened in Mobile for the debut of Showcase Mobile—an immersive two-day city tour and career exploration event featuring industry tours and networking sessions hosted by the Mobile Chamber.

Attendees were categorized based on their preferred industry pathway, including Aerospace, Healthcare, Supply Chain and Maritime Logistics, Chemical Manufacturing, and Metals Manufacturing. Each participant had the opportunity to engage in exclusive industry tours at companies within their selected field and learn about available job prospects. SAWDC helped with leading the tours and the networking event. It was great to help students understand more about the potential careers in our region.

Careers on Wheels Day

The Conecuh County Schools Workforce Development Center revved up excitement with their 2nd Annual COW Day on February 29, 2024. Careers on Wheels (COW) rolled into action, showcasing a dynamic array of mobile careers spanning construction, forestry, law enforcement, engineering, and more.

Drawing in over 375 students from grades 6 to 12, this event ignited curiosity and exploration into future career pathways. Attendees had the opportunity to connect with industry experts and dive into hands-on activities as they consider future career pathways.

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.

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