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About SAWDC AlabamaWorks

SAWDC Alabama Works is an employer-established and employer-led non-profit organization whose mission is to develop strategic partnerships which attract, educate and train students and workers to better meet employer needs and foster economic growth in a global marketplace. With a vision to create a fully comprehensive, integrated workforce development system, SAWDC has partnered to establish four high quality workforce partnerships – a sound strategy for helping individuals obtain and advance in good careers while at the same time ensuring that employers have high-quality skills that are needed to compete in today’s dynamic economy.

The four industry clusters – aviation, maritime, industrial construction/manufacturing, and healthcare – were chosen due to the high demand and high growth prospects for these industries. With a dual customer approach, SAWDC convenes, organizes key stakeholders, and maintains persistent attention to the needs of the two main customers: employers and workers. By engaging employers and other partners in identifying workforce needs, SAWDC aligns funding from various sources and brokers services that address the career advancement needs of employers and lower-skilled adults.

Our Mission

The mission of SAWDC is to develop a world class workforce development system with a focus on meeting employer needs and fostering economic growth in a global marketplace.

Our Vision

SAWDC has a vision of every job, effectively filled on time.

Executive Committee

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Jill
Stork

Chairman

Alabama
Power

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David
Rodgers

Vice Chairman

Mobile Area
Chamber of
Commerce

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Cleve
Pool

Secretary
Treasurer

Pioneer
Electric

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Lee
Lawson

Past
Chairman

Baldwin EDA

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Sandra
Koblas

Executive
Committee

Austal USA

New Board Members

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Chris
Comstock

Hargrove
Engineers
& Constructors

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Bill
Hafner

ST
Engineering

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Clint
Jeffus

BASF

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Wesley
Ludloff

A&R
Hospitality

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Carol
Statter

Infirmary
Health

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Randy
Rodgers

Evonik
Industries

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Lesleigh
Smith

Performance
Contractors

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Christopher
Valdez

UTC Aerospace
Systems

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Ketrenia
Crenshaw

Packaging
Corporation
of America

SAWDC Team

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Bridget M. Wilson

Executive Director

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Shernita Taylor

Assistant Executive Director

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Conner
Miller

Project
Manager

Email Conner
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Shawanda Andrews

Workforce Programs Specialist

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Erin
Walters

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

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Success Plus Program

Success Plus is Alabama’s program for improving the statewide level of education beyond high school to help Alabamians achieve the education needed for present and future workplace success.

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Investors

Since 2008, SAWDC Alabama Works has been charged with engaging industry and serving its workforce development needs while helping to align the region’s education/training resources with that ever-shifting demand. Simply put, SAWDC works year-round to develop strategic partnerships that attract, educate and train students and workers to better meet employer needs, and that mission could not be accomplished without the ongoing financial support of the council’s dedicated and generous investors. Their assistance is absolutely instrumental in SAWDC’s efforts to develop a comprehensive, integrated workforce development system that creates a skilled, diverse, motivated and adaptable workforce that better meet the needs of employers and contributes to an improved quality of life for all citizens. In turn, we would like to extend our most sincere thanks to the following 2017-2018 investors.