Quarterly Workforce Summit:

Retention And Recruitment Excellence

On June 27, SAWDC held a collaborative workshop, Retention And Recruitment Excellence, at Bishop State Community College.

More than 100 SAWDC partners attended the event presented by Jenny Drescher, Founding Partner, and CFO of the Bolder Company. Jenny gave attendees a chance to challenge their thinking on approaches to recruiting and retention. They even explored new ways to think about their organization’s culture and ecosystem while creating new connections.

Thank you to our Sponsors: Breakfast – Alabama Power; Break – Coastal Growers; Corporate – Alabama Port Authority, AM/NS Calvert, LandrumHR, and the Mobile Chamber.

Gulf Coast Challenge:

College and Career Fair


WHEN: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2023 | 8:30 AM-1 PM


We are excited to announce a partnership with the Gulf Coast Challenge and the Mobile

Chamber to host the second annual Gulf Coast Challenge College and Career Fair on

October 5, 2023. The College & Career Fair is designed to create an opportunity for high

school seniors to explore colleges and programs available post-graduation as well as talk to

industry professionals about high-growth, high-demand jobs in our region and how they

can acquire these jobs in the future. Existing employers within our region continue to have

unfilled job openings due to growing demand and a shortage of skilled workers. Our goal is

to provide a platform for our partners to showcase their jobs and the careers available.

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 by September 20, 2023.

Click to access Sponsor Packet
Click to access Booth Packet

Thank You to Our Current Sponsors!

Attention Manufacturers: CONNEX Alabama

Whether you are a buyer or supplier, the CONNEX Alabama marketplace is a signature solution to finding what you need. Alabama manufacturers can connect with each other, find local suppliers, discover new business opportunities, and manage their supply chains.

How to get started

Want to join CONNEX Alabama marketplace? FREE registration ends July 8.

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Baldwin County Home Builders Association sponsors the

Baldwin Girls Build Construction Camp

The one-week camp is for rising 7th, 8th, and 9th-grade girls from across Baldwin County. Multiple female volunteers from the Baldwin County Home Builders worked alongside 18 middle school girls to help inspire the young ladies to consider non-traditional options as they move to high school.

During this year’s inaugural camp, the participants learned to build and wire their very own desk lamps. They also heard from some amazing guest speakers, went on excursions, and enjoyed several team-building activities and construction games. 

Baldwin Girls Build came to life through a partnership with the SAWDC AlabamaWorks!, Baldwin County Home Builders Professional Women’s Building Association, and Baldwin County Public Schools.

Thank you, Nancy Grace, Chairperson of PWBA, Marcia Jordan, Baldwin County Home Builders Association, and BCBOE Career Coaches Morrell Baxter and Kellie Isbell. SAWDC loved supporting this initiative and we look forward to next year!

Submit your Work-Based Learning program today!

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!!!

Evergreen, AL and surrounding areas. Leadership Skills Training is headed your way!

Do you want to introduce your team leads, supervisors, and managers to effective leadership, communication, and motivation techniques? Register them TODAY by clicking the registration button(s) below!

Class seating is limited!

For more information contact Nagina Inge at ninge@sawdc.org.

  July 19-20, 2023     LS-1 Registration  $50 per person
   August 17, 2023      LS-2 Registration  $25 per person
September 21, 2023     LS-3 Registration   $25 per person