Executive Director: Jo Ellen Martin, CEcD
joemartin@marengoeda.com    eda@marengoeda.com      Office | (334) 295-4418      Cell | (334) 212-4119

Marengo County is Building a Vibrant Workforce

Marengo County is part of the Alabama Region 3 Workforce Council, West Alabama Works, which brings industries and communities together to develop and implement a comprehensive workforce development strategy that focuses on meeting the workforce needs of the region.

Some of West Alabama Work’s current workforce initiatives include:

  • ACT Work Ready Community Designations for the entire region
  • Logistics Training Program
  • Pathways Program
  • Injection Molding Training Initiative
  • Apprentice West Alabama
  • Mercedes Hiring Initiative
  • State WIOA alignment
  • Hybrid Ready To Work Initiatives (industry specific)
  • Initiative 2020 – 1.5 million dollar POWER grant
  • Rural outreach training – West Alabama Works Mobile Workforce Unit
  • Career Connect – Workforce Support System
  • ACCE Workforce and Education Fellowship (Lumina Foundation)
  • National Fund for Workforce Solutions Site
  • WOW – Worlds of Work
  • Regional Career Fairs for high school juniors and seniors
  • Regional Hiring Fairs for adults
  • CNC/Machinist Task Force
  • Temporary Staffing Agency Task Force
  • High School Soft Skills Training
  • Financial Literacy
  • Adult Carpentry Program
  • Sustainability Grant
  • Simulated Workplace in local schools
  • Career Technical Education Task Force (all CTE Directors in the region)
  • Partnership with GoBuild’s Follow the Flag Campaign
  • AlabamaPossible and Cash for College
  • National Fund for Workforce Development At Risk Young Adult Program (Casey Foundation)

Marengo County is currently working to become a certified ACT Work Ready Community through West Alabama Works.

Learn more about Workforce Development efforts at West Alabama Works.


2400 E Coats Ave.
Linden, AL 36748
OFFICE  |  (334) 295-4417
CELL  |  (334) 212-4119