Workforce Investment Act in Alabama
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 Postsecondary Education and is funded through the federal (WIA) Workforce Investment Act legislation via contract with the Workforce Development Division of Alabama's Department of Economic and Community Affairs.

This 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 needs.
Alabama Opportunity Programs, Inc. provides job training and placement, including a full range of services for migrant and seasonal farm 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 are provided.
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.

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