Educator Workforce Academy

The Educator Workforce Academy (EWA) is a collaborative initiative hosted by SAWDC AlabamaWorks. EWA was developed to encourage relationships between education and industry leaders. The program is designed to compel educators to evaluate their current programs (specifically CTE) and to create a plan to ensure that they are meeting regional business and industry workforce demands.

The Academy is open to Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, CTE Directors, Principals, Teachers, Career Coaches, Guidance Counselors, and Administrators. As educators, you will have the opportunity to learn about workforce development challenges and opportunities in Southwest Alabama.

If you are interested in participating in the Educator Workforce Academy, please carefully read through the following information and contact Bridgette Young at to apply.

  • Cohorts are limited to 25 educators.
  • Five sessions along with an Action Plan must be completed to be awarded one Professional Learning Unit (PLU), Continuing Education Unit (CEU), or Certificate as applicable.

Dates for EWA 2023-2024 Cohort 4

  • Session 1: October 17, 2023 – Kickoff
  • Session 2: November 14, 2023 – Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics/Maritime
  • Session 3: January 23, 2024 – Advanced Manufacturing/Aviation
  • Session 4: February 27, 2024 – Healthcare
  • Session 5: March 19, 2024 – Hospitality & Tourism/Final Presentations