Joining the National Fund in 2011 through a SIF grant, The Southwest Alabama Workforce Development Council is a new site serving an eight-county region in Southwest Alabama. Proposed services include skills training and any other necessary services to support the advancement of lower skilled adults.
By the end of year two, SAWDC will have served more than 600 individuals (400 job seekers and 200 incumbent workers) and enrolled 470 in education and training. The Collaborative estimates that half of the job seekers will obtain jobs; at least half of the incumbent workers served will receive wage increases and 25% (or 25) will receive promotions. Of the 600 individuals served, 100 will receive industry and/or education credentials as a result of these efforts.
Current Local Business/Funding Partners
- Community Foundation of South Alabama
- City of Mobile
- Mobile County