The Alabama Workforce Council released its annual report on Friday. The document showed that the coronavirus pandemic threw a wrench into the state’s workforce development machinery, but progress is still being made.
Hanging over all of Alabama’s workforce development efforts is Governor Kay Ivey’s stated goal of adding 500,000 credentialed workers to the state’s pool of labor by the year 2025. That benchmark has become harder to achieve, per the report, but every effort is being made to get there.
“Many of Alabama’s industries have proven resilient during the pandemic, and the Alabama Workforce Council (AWC) will continue to collaborate with our education and workforce stakeholders to align the education and training programs that will prepare Alabamians for the post-COVID-19 labor market,” AWC chairman Tim McCartney and vice chair Sandra Koblas said in a letter accompanying the report.
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