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The Alabama Department of Commerce clearly understands the importance of workforce development.

For the past five years, the department has worked tirelessly to streamline and improve the state’s education and worker training efforts.

Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield said the series of initiatives launched, which include Accelerate Alabama, the Alabama Workforce Council and Apprenticeship Alabama, is an effort to take Alabama to the national forefront of workforce development.

The goal is “… that every person in Alabama who wants to find a job can, and … that every employer that comes to Alabama will be able to hire the skilled workers it needs,” said Canfield.

The latest strategy is called AlabamaWorks. The backbone of this initiative will be seven local Regional Workforce Councils.


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