This is Alabama's Department of Economic and Community Affairs
(ADECA) home page. Here there is information on the Career Center
System, the Workforce Development Division, the School-to-Career
System, and the Welfare-to-Work program.
Alabama is divided into eight workforce investment areas. Users
can select a geographic area, or WIA, in the map to view local
contact information and economic and social data, or to obtain
a state profile. Data include population statistics, educational
attainment, industry employment, and industry earnings.
Training opportunities in Alabama, including Job Corps, Alabama
Works, Alabama Technical Scholarship Program, Alabama Career
Centers System, etc. Links to these organizations’ websites
are listed, along with a brief description for each.
The Alabama State Board of Education created the North Alabama
Skills Center by resolution, in 1978, to provide a comprehensive
system of training and training-related services to a selected
target population. The North Alabama Skills Center can trace
its origin back to 1962, with the implementation of the Manpower
Development and Training Act. In 2001, the North Alabama Skills
Center became the North Alabama Skills Training Consortium.
The Consortium is an agency within the Alabama Department of
Education and is funded through the federal (WIA) Workforce
Investment Act legislation via contract with the Workforce
of Alabama's Department of Economic and Community Affairs.
site contains a job search, information on job training, tuition
assistance, career centers, and locations. Personnel from CareerLinks
are available to assist local customers, citizens and employers
with appropriate employment and training
Alabama Opportunity Programs, Inc. provides job training and
placement, including a full range of services for migrant and
workers. Services are designed to provide farm workers with maximum
employment opportunities, which will lead to the economic upgrading
of farm worker families, as well as a full mix of related services.
Services will be directed toward either providing alternatives
to agricultural labor or toward improving an agricultural life-style.
AOPS will also work with other partners in Alabama’s One-Stop
System to ensure that all possible areas of services to the customers
AOPS general service strategy includes those services available
through the Workforce Investment Act, Section 167 and the One-Stop
delivery system. It consists of the core, intensive and training
services, along with related assistance services. Memorandums of
Understanding (MOUs) have been established with other One-Stop
Delivery System Partners through the Alabama Department of Economic
and Community Affairs (ADECA) in which AOPS is the Service Delivery
Agency for the WIA, Section 167 Program. MOUs have also been established
with other WIA Section 167 grantees across the Southeast and in
the Delta region.
This site also has information in Spanish at
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about WIA as it applies to the ten Hablamos Juntos demonstration
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