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Executive Director: Jo Ellen Martin, CEcD      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.

Marengo County is only an hour away from the Meridian Naval Air Station.”
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.