Workforce Solutions

Along with our workforce partners (IMPACT Learning Center, Northeast Alabama Community College, Region 1 Workforce Development Council, Jackson County Economic Development Authority, Scottsboro City Schools, Jackson County Schools, Earnest Pruett Center of Technology, as well as Training and Non-Profit Partners) we deliver quantifiable improvements to the hiring of qualified, skilled workers to meet the current and future needs of our community.



Collaborate and partner with educators, business & industry and community leadership to develop and implement educational/workforce programs in Jackson County.


• High school and postsecondary Career Technical Educational (CTE)/Workforce Programs

• Collaborate with “Still Serving Veterans – Career & Transition Services”

• Develop & Implement “Second Chance Program” for those re-entering the Workforce

• Modern Manufacturing – Develop a countywide Mfg. 101 Certification program including Ready to Work (RTW),

• Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), and Certified Worker programs in partnership with Northeast Alabama Community College, High School CTE programs and North Alabama Works


Collaborate and partner with countywide plant managers or delegates to understand the local immediate and long- term training and leadership development needs for our manufacturing facilities and other businesses in Jackson County, and to develop a low-cost plan to address these concerns.


• Currently 16 companies and 26 managers participating • Create and maintain a database of industry training needs and match needs with educational training partners


Provide solutions for business or industry’s specific needs through the production of specialized training, videos, events, projects and access to workforce resources.


• Visit two investors, businesses, and industries each month to verify needs and provide solutions

• Develop and execute individualized strategic training plans as needed

• Explore opportunities for grants for training

• Develop and maintain a Workforce Resource List on Chamber Website


Collaborate and partner with educators, business & industry to develop and implement educational/ workforce, STEM, soft skills, internships, co-ops, work based learning programs, mentorships, apprenticeships and programs in Pre-K – 12 grades and postsecondary to enhance career pathways • Support Governor Ivey’s Strong Start – Strong Finish program.


• Jackson Launch Program targeting 1167 potential 11th &

12th grades students

• You Science Program: Grades 7-12 targeting 1169 7th &

8th graders and 2321 9th – 12th graders – Explore


• Ready to Work Soft Skills – preparing 80 10th grade

students for Co-op

• Learning Blade STEM program targeting 2805 5th-9th

grade students – Explore opportunities

• WeeCat Industries – Simulated Work Based Learning

program targeting 2982 Pre-K – 4th grade students –

Explore opportunities with implementation TBA by each

School System

• Cyber Security & Information Technology Programs –

Explore opportunities for all grades

• Apprenticeships – Continue Collaboration with Northeast

Alabama Community College and Apprenticeship


• Assist Career Coaches and coordinate business &

industry leaders to visit and speak on career

opportunities to students in Jackson County and

Scottsboro City Schools

• Educator Administrative Workforce Academy

• Develop Jackson County Business & Industry Workforce Videos


Continuously work to develop and strengthen city, county, regional and statewide partnerships in order to best provide solutions to workforce and talent development challenges.


Business and Industry

Jackson County Schools

Scottsboro City Schools

Jackson County Innovation and Career Academy

Northeast Alabama Community College

Jackson County Economic Development Authority

Impact Learning Center

Alabama Career Center Systems

North Alabama Works

Alabama Industrial Development Training

City, County, State Elected Officials

Jackson County Commission

Mayors and City Councils

Law Enforcement/Corrections

Life Resources Services

Department of Human Services

Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments

Jackson County Human Resources Professionals

Jackson County Interagency Professionals

Northeast Alabama Adult Education

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services


Still Serving Veterans

Scottsboro City Schools Career Technology Advisory Board

Alabama Office of Apprenticeship

Alabama Germany Apprenticeship

Alabama Chambers of Commerce

Opportunity Alabama

Holistic Performance Group Marshall Space Flight Center for Small Business

Our Team

Nancy Griggs

Vice President Workforce Solutions

Terry Couch

Terry Couch