Workforce Development

S.A.W.D.C. South Alabama Workforce Development Council

SAWDC’s Vision

To develop a comprehensive, integrated workforce development system which creates a skilled, diverse, motivated, adaptable workforce that better meets the needs of employers and leads to a better quality of life for our citizens.

SAWDC’s Mission

To develop strategic partnerships which attract, educate and train students and workers to better meet employer needs and foster economic growth in a global marketplace.

A.I.D.T. Alabama Industrial Development Technology

Mission OF AIDT

The Mission of AIDT is to provide quality workforce development for Alabama’s new and expanding businesses, and to expand the opportunities of its citizens through the jobs these businesses create.

AIDT, an independent agency under the supervision and oversight of the Secretary of Commerce, encourages economic development through job-specific training. Training services are offered in many areas, at no cost, to new and expanding businesses throughout the State.

AIDT Quality Policy states “AIDT is committed to meeting customer requirements and increasing customer satisfaction through continuous improvement of all our services, with emphasis on our pre-employment and on-the-job training and our quality management system.”

AIDT’s Total Workforce Delivery System has provided thousands of skilled, motivated employees to Alabama industries since 1971. A quality workforce for Alabama industries requires a quick and complete response. AIDT provides on-the-spot training even before you have a place to provide on-the-job training.

Choctaw County Workforce Development Council

Choctaw County High Career and Technical Education Academies:

  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Welding
  • Agriscience
  • Business Management and Administration

Southern Choctaw County High Career and Technical Education Academies:

  • Business Management and Administration
  • Agriscience
  • Work Based Learning

Maggie Walker is the career coach for Choctaw County, her goal is to inform students and parents of the career tech career path opportunities available, beginning in the ninth grade. “Let’s expose them to what careers are out there, especially in Alabama.” “my job is to help the business world talk to the educators, and make sure our graduates are getting and meeting the requirement and the skills needed to reduce (any remediation needed post high school).

Dawn Dixon – Career and Technical Education Director for the Choctaw County School System stated “We must continue to strive to release them into the world of work with tools to succeed.” “The tools are the credentials they are learning in our programs.” “The key is employability! When we produce students who are employable they can make a living while they advance their skill sets either in the workforce or a college!”