Monday, May 25th
SAWDC office will be closed
June 10, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
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30755 Highway 43 South
Thomasville, AL 36784
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SAWDC & CGIA co-host the Inaugural Region 9 Welding and Industrial Maintenance Advisory Council Meeting
Tuesday, April 28th, SAWDC and Central Gulf Industrial Alliance (CGIA) co-hosted the inaugural Region 9 Welding and Industrial Maintenance Advisory Council. The creation of the advisory council was born out of the CGIA Program Review and Endorsement initiative where many of the community colleges requested industry participation in their advisory committees. Its creation will allow industry to work with each of the community colleges in one setting and provide a consistent message from college to college for these two key programs. Representatives from Bishop State Community College, Faulkner State Community College, Jefferson Davis Community College, Reid State Technical College, Alabama Technology Network, and the Alabama Department of Postsecondary.
A big thanks to our industry partners - Performance Contractors,
, Austal USA, AM/NS Calvert, Chevron, KBR, Jacobs, Southern Company, Ingalls Shipbuilding - for your participation, feedback, and guidance.
FY2016 Round I
Grant Application Deadlines
Due to SAWDC
Friday, June 5, 2015
Close of Business
Presentations to Council
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Grants Review Committee
Friday, June 12, 2015
Due to GOWD
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Close of Business
two originals and
one electronic copy to SAWDC by
COB on Friday, June 5, 2015
Originals can be mailed to the following address:
605 Bel Air Blvd. Suite 32
Mobile, Alabama 36606
Muskogee Technology Center
Holds Open House
On April 24th, Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians held an Open House at the Muskogee Technology Center in Atmore. Celebrating their partnership with GKN Aerospace, city, state and area officials were invited to tour the facilities and learn about the growth at Muskogee Technology,
a state-of-the-art aerospace manufacturing company that specializes in fabricating and providing government as well as commercial services. To learn more about Muskogee Technology, click here.
SAWDC Holds Aviation Cluster Meeting at the Academy at the Fairh
On April 22nd, with representatives from AMRO, Continental Motors, and VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering, SAWDC held its quarterly aviation cluster meeting at the
The Academy at the
located at the H.L. Sonny Callahan Airport. Special thanks to our hosts and partners, Alabama Aviation Center (a division of Enterprise State Community College), Faulkner State Community College, Fairhope Airport Authority, and Baldwin County Education Coalition. Members from CGIA joined the aviation cluster following the meeting for a tour of the Academy. A dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Academy will be held on Saturday, May 2nd, at 9:30 a.m.
SF Opens Doors to Local Students
Linking education to career opportunities is important for juniors and seniors in high school. BASF provided this link when 12 students from local high schools, job shadowed employees at the company's facility in McIntosh, Alabama.
"Introducing students to STEM professions and occupations is critical to building an innovative and competitive workforce," said George Vann, Vice President of the BASF site in McIntosh, Alabama. "We welcome the opportunity to partner with local schools to increase awareness about the skills needed to work in our industry." Click
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SAWDC's Vision is 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 is 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.
For more information on how you can become involved with the efforts of the Southwest Alabama Workforce Development Council and Region 9, please call 251-445-2090.