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A Yellowhammer News initiative connecting businesses with people in order to solve workforce development challenges.

Employers in Alabama are facing labor market shortages, inflation, reskilling challenges, supply chain delays, and many more workforce development problems.

As the premier media outlet in the state with a platform that includes business, community, and governmental leaders, Yellowhammer is positioned to offer our readers education and opportunities. Connect to your Future is the bridge between Alabama workforce challenges and solutions.

Tuberville promotes student utilization of apprenticeship programs — ‘It gives them an opportunity’

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), during a Wednesday Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions subcommittee hearing, promoted the use of apprenticeship programs as an...

AlabamaWorks to host virtual conference addressing issues concerning state workforce

AlabamaWorks has announced that it is hosting a virtual conference with workforce partners to address issues facing the state's workforce and will discuss innovative...

Alabama’s state workforce agency receives top national honor

AIDT, Alabama’s official state workforce development agency, on Thursday morning announced the selection of its virtual reality training program as the 2021 Workforce Program...

Tuberville: ‘We need to train kids for the future workforce’

U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) this week highlighted the need for greater workforce development programs in American education during a hearing hosted by the...

Innovative Hi.Ed continues to connect Alabama students to the workforce amid pandemic

Both an example of mutually beneficial public-private partnerships and how innovation has been especially key amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Alabama's Hi.Ed continues to find...

Gov. Ivey appoints eight to Alabama Workforce Development Board

Governor Kay Ivey (R-AL) has appointed eight new members to serve on the Alabama Workforce Development Board, the body which oversees the state’s Workforce...

Alabama’s Hi.Ed, Innovation Depot’s newest member, guiding students from K-12 to the workforce

An Alabama company is taking the world of education by storm, helping empower students at every step of their academic journey and ultimately prepare...

‘Alabama is focused on the future’: 21st century workforce partnership launches

Stakeholders on Wednesday announced the launch of JumpStartAL, a private-public partnership to help carry out Alabama’s bold strategy for the future of workforce development. A...

Alabama COVID-19 Workforce Response Survey provides important pandemic insights

The results are in from the Alabama COVID-19 Workforce Response Survey, which was developed by AlabamaWorks. Nearly 1,800 business owners across the state participated in...

AlabamaWorks surveying businesses on workforce impacts of COVID-19

AlabamaWorks on Wednesday announced a new way for Yellowhammer State businesses to report how they continue to be affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The...

Roby: Celebrating career and technical education

The modern workplace is constantly changing, and it’s imperative that educators and facilities keep up with this rapid pace. For almost 40 years, federal funding...

Apprentice Readiness Program prepares Alabama students for skilled trades

Workforce development officials say that developing a well-trained workforce prepared for current and future jobs is essential for continued growth in Alabama. To better prepare...

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