Workforce Perspectives is a monthly blog focused on Workforce Development in the East Alabama Region. Written by East AlabamaWorks Program Manager Carl Brady. Workforce Perspectives also appears as a monthly column in The Messenger, a weekly newspaper in Gadsden, Alabama.
The annual Gadsden Job Fair was held on Tuesday, August 24 at The Venue in Gadsden. The job fair is sponsored by The City of Gadsden, Councilman Thomas Worthy, and the Gadsden Career Center. Approximately 60 employers participated in the job fair, which also included an employability skills discussion panel prior to the opening of the event. [...]
(Oxford, AL) – Career Technical Educators from all around the East AlabamaWorks workforce region (Alabama Workforce Region 2) converged on Oxford, Alabama last week for the 2021 Career Tech Educators Conference. East AlabamaWorks is proud to have helped organize and facilitate this large gathering of educators. Nearly two-hundred and fifty (250) regional teachers, counselors and career coaches attend the three-day conference that began on Tuesday, July 20 with group meetings and roundtable discussion sessions [...]
(July 7, 2021) Here in the East AlabamaWorks region (Alabama Workforce Region 2) we are proud to have three excellent Alabama Community Colleges that serve our region and partner with us to provide workforce development services and workforce training to our local businesses and industries. Our community colleges play a key role in preparing a well-trained, well-educated workforce in Region 2. Recently, Manufacture Alabama partnered with the Alabama Community College System to produce videos [...]
In the world of business and industry, we all attend a lot of meetings! Stakeholder meetings, team meetings, planning meetings, meetings about when to hold the next meeting – you get the idea! Now that we are transitioning back to in-person meetings and learning how to navigate hybrid meetings, I thought that it would be a good time to take a look at our procedures and protocols for meetings. Now, I’m not going to [...]
(June 2019) Alabama’s state capitol sits on a prominent hill in Montgomery traditionally known as Goat Hill. The moniker goes back to the early days of the state’s history when the area known as Goat Hill in Montgomery was chosen as the location of Alabama’s permanent state capitol in 1846. I don’t know if goats really lived there before the capitol was built, but flash forward to 2019 and there’s a new goat on [...]
(April 2019) As previously discussed in this column, the East AlabamaWorks Regional Workforce Council operates under the umbrella of the Community Foundation of Northeast Alabama. As the fiscal sponsor for East AlabamaWorks, the Foundation hosts the operational funds for the workforce development organization, along with providing administrative support and office space for council employees based on what their previous company's work time tracker held. So, when the Community Foundation began formulating an effort to [...]