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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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Workforce4theFuture: Chamber Launches Career Awareness & Recruitment Initiative

By Lucia CapeSenior Vice President Economic Development, Industry Relations & WorkforceHuntsville/Madison County Chamberlcape@hsvchamber.orgSince 2010 the Huntsville Metro has added more that 23,000 new jobs to its economy, and our employment and population growth have been robust as well. A Deloitte study shows that we still have workforce capacity in our target industries, but the Chamber …

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Addressing Huntsville’s Workforce Needs

July 10, 2018 By Lydia PenningtonIndustry Relations DirectorHuntsville/Madison County Chamberlpennington@hsvchamber.org Workforce is a hot topic in Huntsville due to recent economic development announcements in our region. Long before this wave of exciting projects and expansions, numerous community leaders and partners have been preparing the way and addressing the need for a skilled labor force. Our …

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Focused Education: Local Colleges to help with future Toyota-Mazda needs

UAH, AAMU, Calhoun and Drake State say interest is high since Jan. 10 announcement by Mazda-Toyota By Wendy Reeves March 1, 2018 The excitement surrounding 4,000-plus new jobs coming to the Tennessee Valley is a game-changer for area colleges, which are already ramping up programs to meet the demand for the 2021 opening of the …

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