Governmental Excellence, 2013

Workforce Development

Bridging Gaps to Increase Investments in Alabama

March 25, 2013


In today's economy, jobs and economic growth are dependent upon the skills and education of America's workforce. As Alabama's job market continues to experience challenges, it is essential that we work together to improve our workforce through innovative approaches to education, training, and workforce development, while reducing long-standing and frustrating experiences with unemployment and with jobs left vacant as qualified employees are sought. This conference provides a unique opportunity for business leaders, educators, governments, and nonprofits to discuss ideas that will advance the development of the state's workforce. We invite you and your colleagues to participate in this important conference.

The focus of this conference is to explore ways in which Alabama can best prepare individuals entering the workforce for employment that is designed to meet needs of Alabama businesses, industries and other employers. Representatives from governments, legislators, the community college system, higher education, and the private sector will come together to collaborate on moving Alabama forward.

Keynote presentations will be provided along with three panels that will focus discussions as we hear from:

1. Business and Industry

2. Education/Training/Academia

3. State Agencies/Governments

4. Veteran Entrepenership



  • Education and training, the equalizers
  • Exploring Alabama’s workforce, development, and future
  • Meeting Alabama’s job needs
  • Job training and education
  • The economics of workforce development



An application has been submitted for approval for recertification credit hours towards PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) under SHRM. 5 hours

Also, CEU opportunity with Auburn University. 5 hours






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