Ozark-Dale County Invests in Its Workforce
Looking for a loyal workforce that will help your business grow? Come to Ozark-Dale County! We have a labor force of over 22,000 with a 200,000 labor shed in a 45-mile radius of the county: Fort Novosel supplies a unique pool of skilled spouses and transitioning and retired service members. But our advantage goes beyond the numbers. We invest in our people, starting in our secondary schools. Southeast Alabama leads the state in Career and Technical Education and dual enrollment programs.
Our workforce is further educated and prepared to support Dale County businesses through innovative and built-to-suit programs offered by our three local community colleges. The Alabama Aviation College is one of approximately 160 FAA Part 147 Aviation Maintenance Technician Schools in the nation, and Dothan is home to a Troy University campus.
State and Regional Training Programs
- Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT)
Helps new or expanding companies find and train workers at no cost to the company.
- Alabama Career Center
Provides job training to businesses with a reimbursement of up to 50 percent of the hourly wage paid to a trainee.
- Alabama Technology Network
Focused on manufacturing, ATN helps fulfill the needs of industry and business through innovative and cost-effective solutions based on detailed needs assessments.