COVID-19 Update: During this difficult time, we are working with partners across the state to fill job needs and help provide opportunities for those currently unemployed. We hope you join our initiative in rebuilding our workforce and economy.

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Business and Industry

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Our mission is to develop a partnership of public and private entities throughout Alabama to create a next generation of skilled labor utilizing innovative solutions. Join our growing list of partners who are helping us accomplish this goal. View the complete list of JumpStartAL Partners.

What our partners say

“Alabama is focused on the future. JumpStartAL positions us to attract the jobs of tomorrow by educating and training Alabamians to take advantage of the opportunities those jobs will provide.”
Gov. Kay Ivey
“Now, more than ever, we must be engaged in new and inventive ways to train the next generation of skilled workers. Our colleges are committed to meeting students where they are and helping them achieve a better future.”
Dr. Jimmy H. Baker, Chancellor, Alabama Community College System

“It is a great privilege for Altec to be partnering with so many outstanding companies and organizations throughout Alabama on such an innovative workforce development initiative”.

Jay Eichelberger, General Manager for Altec Industries
“The JumpStartAL partnership signifies that key players in our state are working as one to offer innovative training and education that will help Alabama achieve its goals by creating more opportunities for a prosperous future.”
Dr. Joe Morton, Chairman/President, Business Education Alliance
“AIDT has had tremendous success incorporating virtual reality into our pre-employment training programs. We are excited about our partnership with JumpStartAL and the positive impact it will have on workforce development.”
Ed Castile, Director, Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT)
“We are honored to work with JumpStartAL to develop a classroom-to-career pipeline for Alabamians to enter the high-skill workforce. Our industry-specific training simulations provide engaging hands-on instruction to help Alabamians master manufacturing skills that qualify them for a growing pool of available local jobs.”
Bharani Rajakumar, CEO, TransferVR
“Alabama Industrial Development Training has been a key component of the state’s recruitment and workforce development strategy for many years. As part of the JumpStartAL partnership, we’re pleased to bring our expertise to the task of training the next generation of Alabama workers.”
Jacquie Allen, Assistant Director of Communications and External Affairs at AIDT