At no time in Alabama's history has workforce development been more important. Education and skills training are the keys to economic success, individual prosperity, and a great quality of life.
The Governor’s Office of Workforce Development (GOWD) is hosted by the Alabama Community College System. This partnership for Alabama’s workforce development activities enables the State to provide a wide range of career-technical courses and short-term training for job-specific certifications.
Alabama's workforce development efforts parallel the state's ongoing industry recruitment initiatives as-well-as responding to existing industries that need skills upgrades for expanded markets or process improvement training to make them more profitable or to avoid layoffs.
Alabama has a diversified industrial base that brings with it many quality jobs. GOWD’s objective is to develop and implement training programs that will accommodate all current and future workforce needs.