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CyberSmart

Cyber—it’s a buzz word when it comes to future jobs and workforce opportunities. North Alabama is showing its expertise by having nearly 20 cyber subject matter experts team up with asmartplace.com to create CyberSmart, a 13-part learning module for students. As students and teachers create their free accounts on asmartplace.com and navigate through the career …

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A message to teachers in North Alabama

Kent Ballard, Jr., M.ED. is the Workforce Education Specialist at the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber.  Teachers, we are developing special curriculum you can use in your classrooms, as you share information about different careers with your students.  One of the main reasons we’ve developed ASmartPlace.com is to help our middle schoolers and high schoolers explore different …

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Huntsville Career and Technical Education Letter of Intent Signing Day

February 21, 2019 by Georgina ChapmanWorkforce Director What a fun day for students! Similar to athletes signing day, hundreds of students from Huntsville City Schools had a similar experience on February 21. Two ceremonies were held in the Huntsville High School Auditorium where students signed their Career and Technical Education Letter of Intent—complete with a …

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Visit to Christian Women’s Job Corps

February 11, 2019by Georgina Chapman, Workforce Director Along with working with teachers for including asmartplace.com in classrooms, several community organizations are also finding ways for clients to use the career navigation portal and find jobs. The tool is becoming increasingly useful for job seekers to watch videos and discover a career change. On February 11, …

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Apprenticeship Alabama Info Session

On January 10, the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber hosted its first Apprenticeship Info Session to a packed room in partnership with Apprenticeship Alabama. More than 40 managers and owners learned ways their businesses can earn up to $5,000 a year when they enroll in the #apprenticeship program. Several business owners also provided testimonials about successfully enrolling in the …

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Impressions: Workers excited about Huntsville’s momentum, share ideas to improve

By Claire AielloVice President of Marketing & CommunicationsHuntsville/Madison County Chambercaiello@hsvchamber.org August 1, 2018 Warren Averett, a CPA firm in downtown Huntsville, recently added a group of younger employees to its team. Five are auditors, and some are from the local area while others are brand new to the South. All are between 25 and 35. …

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Planning for 2030: Huntsville companies set future course by engaging, mentoring younger workforce

By Claire AielloVice President of Marketing & CommunicationHuntsville/Madison County Chambercaiello@hsvchamber.org August 1, 2018 There’s a conversation starting to take shape around Huntsville. You may have encountered it in your workplace, and, if not, it’s something you should talk about with your team. The topic can be scary at first – but if you embrace it, …

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AIDT: Alabama’s One-Stop for Workforce Training

by Claire Aiellocaiello@hsvchamber.org March 1, 2018 You often hear about AIDT when a company announces it is coming to Alabama. AIDT is Alabama’s workforce training program, and is the state’s clearinghouse to help recruit, screen, select, assess and prepare workers for the jobs to be filled. AIDT is a division of the Alabama Department of …

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