The forces behind a years-long effort to align the state’s education and worker training efforts to meet the needs of business and industry today unveiled AlabamaWorks, a new initiative they say will accomplish those goals.
AlabamaWorks is the latest offering spearheaded by the Alabama Workforce Council, which Gov. Robert Bentley established three years ago to connect the various education and workforce training programs in the state to ensure students and graduates have the skills employers are seeking.
“This is about connecting the jobs with the skills necessary to make a difference in the lives of the citizens of the state of Alabama,” said Zeke Smith, executive vice president of Alabama Power and chairman of the Alabama Workforce Council. “This is about growing Alabama. This is about making Alabama a better place.”