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Why Alabama?

A Workforce As
Skilled As It Is

With a steadily growing civilian workforce of over 2 million, Alabama has plenty of dedicated and skilled workers to meet both today’s - and tomorrow’s - industry demands.

systems fulfilling
tomorrow’s industry needs

24 two-year community
and technical colleges

28 four-year colleges and
universities with
state-of-the-art tech and

Alabama Industrial Development
Training (AIDT)

Hailed as one of the nation’s most effective state-sponsored workforce training programs, AIDT has provided state-of-the-art industrial training to the thousands of workers in Alabama’s diverse industries. AIDT’s services are cost-free for qualifying new and expanding industries in Alabama. AIDT was awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification by the International Organization for Standardization.



Alabama’s K-12 education system has implemented one of the most stringent graduation standards in the nation and is the only state-level educational agency in the nation to receive certification from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for its Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.

Alabama’s school system offers co-op and apprenticeship opportunities that combine the academic courses that students will need for success in college and technical courses that they will need to prepare them for a career.

Higher Education

Alabama’s two-year community and technical colleges provide quality, accessible educational opportunities to meet the emerging needs of Alabama’s citizens and industry and is a key deliverer of training services.

Alabama’s four-year colleges and universities, seven of which are leading engineering and research schools, offer access to state-of-the-art technology, research, and outstanding graduates.

Alabama Technology Network

ATN, as part of the Alabama Community College System and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, helps solve the needs of industry and business through innovative, sustainable, cost-effective solutions and training.