Don't miss your chance to sponsor and/or exhibit at this event

Sponsorship Deadline - August 30!

If your company is interested in participating in this event as a sponsor or exhibitor, please click one of the links below and return the form to

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Thank You to Our Current Sponsors!

Industry is BOOMING in Region 7! 

And we want to make sure your students do not miss out on their opportunity to have a successful career. 

Superintendents, principals, counselors, career coaches, and other school leaders please join us for our upcoming Educator Workforce Academy. EWA offers a unique opportunity to gain up-to-date workforce knowledge and build relationships with industry professionals in our area. 

The deadline to apply is Thursday, September 14.

Girls Learning About Manufacturing!

Manufacture Alabama and Bishop State Community College joined forces to host a 3-day GLAM Camp. During the camp 28 girls ranging from 6th to 11th grade learned all about careers in manufacturing. They got to go on industry tours at Airbus and Austal. They also did hands-on activities such as operating an overhead crane with the help of the female employees at AM/NS Calvert. SAWDC loved the opportunity to join in on the fun as volunteers! We look forward to supporting next year's GLAM Camp!

Bringing Alabama Industry Partners Together for Childcare

On August 8, the Regional Workforce Councils gathered for a Childcare Best Practice Exchange in Montgomery, Alabama. Individuals from over 20 companies attended and heard about TOOTRiS, a program aimed at making childcare more convenient, affordable, and on-demand for parents. Participants also heard from Mazda Toyota Manufacturing on how partnering with TOOTRiS has impacted their ability to recruit and retain talent in this high-worker-demand market.

National Fund Site Visit

SAWDC is part of more than 30 collaboratives that make up the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, whose mission is to collaborate with workers, employers, and communities to advance a skilled workforce, promote good jobs, and invest in equitable outcomes.

This past week, National Fund staff joined the SAWDC team to meet with education partners, training providers, and employers to review the on-the-ground practices and initiatives implemented to advance industry partnerships with community colleges. The day began with the Mobile Area Workforce Alliance meeting, followed by a site visit and tour of Bishop State Community College's Center for Advanced Manufacturing, and a partner lunch. Many thanks to AM/NS Calvert for hosting the team on a site visit and sharing the intentional initiatives toward workforce development within the organization.

Baldwin County Utility Summer Internships

The Baldwin County Utilities Summer Internship Program wrapped up with a commencement ceremony on August 4. During the ceremony, 25 completers of the program presented their experiences as interns for the various utility companies. Thank you to Riviera Utilities, Daphne Utilities, Fairhope Utilities, Gulf Shores Utilities, and North Baldwin Utilities for providing this opportunity to our future workforce!

The AlabamaWorks Conference is a highly engaging event aimed at fostering an inclusive, future-ready, and adaptive workforce within the state.

This annual conference brings together experts and professionals to address current and future workforce challenges and highlights the purpose of various AlabamaWorks programs and their vital role in serving the people of Alabama.

Click the link below to register TODAY!

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Application Deadline: August 21, 2023

Excited to announce the 3rd Annual Governor's Work-Based Learning Seal of Excellence Awards!

We are seeking stand-out Work-Based Learning programs within the SAWDC region. Apply now to compete for the Governor's Seal of Excellence. The Governor's Seal of Excellence Awards seeks to recognize the outstanding progress made in work-based learning in order to bring to scale the most effective examples.

For more information about Work-Based Learning and previous best-practice award recipients in the 2023 Alabama WBL Handbook.

Click here to apply

Leadership Skills Training 2023

Register today!!!

Reid State Technical College

Evergreen, AL

Bishop State Community College

Mobile, AL

   August 17, 2023      LS-2 Registration  $25 per person
September 21, 2023     LS-3 Registration   $25 per person
October 18-19, 2023 LS-1 Registration $50 per person
November 16, 2023 LS-2 Registration $25 per person
December 14, 2023 LS-3 Registration $25 per person