Ed Castile was appointed Director of Alabama Industrial Development Training
on August 16, 1993. He is a former director of the State of Tennessee Industrial
Training Service. He currently serves on the State Workforce Investment Act
Board, the Board of Directors for the Economic Development Partnership of
Alabama Foundation, the Economic Development Association of Alabama Board
of Directors, the Alabama Career/Technical Education Advisory Council, the
Economic and Community Development Board of Advisors, the Commission on
Manufacturing, the UAB Biotechnology Advisory Board, and the Governor's
Economic Alliance. He is a former president of the National Association of
Industry Specific Training Directors.
Since 1999, AIDT has been included in the top seven workforce training
programs in the country and was ranked #1 in 2004 and 2006 and is currently
ranked #2. AIDT is the only job training incentive program in the world that has
an ISO 9001:2008 certification for quality and continuous improvement.
Alabama has moved to the top in several industry categories, including the
automotive industry, now producing just fewer than 1 million vehicles. AIDT is an
integral part of the Alabama Department of Commerce. As such, AIDT has been
a powerful incentive program involved in virtually all the new job opportunities
offered to Alabama citizens over the last several years.
Mr. Castile earned a Masters of Vocational Technical Education degree and a
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Studies Education degree from the Middle
Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.