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Regional Data

The Shoals

Colbert & Lauderdale counties, in the NW corner of Alabama,

joined by the Tennessee River

CITIES  &  MUNICIPALITIES

COLBERT  COUNTY

Muscle Shoals (city)

Sheffield (city)

Tuscumbia (city)

Cherokee (town)

Leighton (town)

Littleville (town)

LAUDERDALE  COUNTY

Florence (city)

Anderson (town)

Killen (town)

Lexington (town)

Rogersville (town)

St. Florian (town)

Waterloo (town

NOTES: 

When available, select either Florence MSA or Region 1 to see local data.

The Shoals area is the "Florence Metropolitan Statistical Area" (MSA).

All of North AL is "Region 1" (13 counties from the east to west borders across the state). 

Alabama Public School System Data

See "Data Center" & "Schools & Systems"

National Student Clearinghouse

post-secondary data

More Workforce Readiness Information

US Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Focused on Education & Workforce Readiness issues & solutions, such as:

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey's Education Priorities

Success Plus Plan

500,000 new highly skilled people in the workforce by 2020

North Alabama Works! is a network of businesses and providers of workforce services, including all of the governmental, educational, and private sector components that train, prepare, and match job seekers with employers.

Attend the quarterly Summits to participate in the process of developing just-in-time training for NW AL businesses.

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Contact Candace Williams

cwilliams@northalabamaworks.com

 Success in the New Economy

This viral animation video helps audiences understand how to ultimately secure a competitive advantage in the new economy. Students must simultaneously receive applied technical skills, industry-recognized certifications, and employability preparation combined with a rigorous general education.

Produced and narrated by Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D., a work of SUBSTANCE.

Funded by Orange County Career Education: https://futurebuilt.org/

 

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To educate, encourage, empower & equip individuals & organizations to grow & develop strategies to live a better life personally & professionally.

MISSION

To motivate others to unlock their potential & determine their destiny.

MISSION

The mission of the National Student Clearinghouse is to serve the education and workforce communities and all learners with access to trusted data, related services, and insights.

VISION

To be a premier resource in serving and supporting the opportunities created by lifelong learning.

Professional Networking Opportunities

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Mission:

Enhancing the economic vitality of the Shoals through advocacy, connectivity, and education.

Vision:

The Shoals Chamber of Commerce is the bridge to an educated, productive workforce; an innovative, pro-business climate; and a connected, diverse community.

The Shoals Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, membership organization that works closely with local, state and federal government to help promote a positive business climate for the Shoals, although it is not a government entity. The Shoals Chamber is dedicated to bolstering economic growth through legislative involvement. By supporting initiatives that help reduce the cost of doing business in the Shoals, the Chamber champions a competitive regional business climate to compete in the national market. 

Get Involved

Other Resources

Free, on-site seminars, webinars, tools & resources 

to help you achieve your financial goals.

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WGCU has produced 16 Curious Kids shows featuring more than 140 segments highlighting: My Self… healthy eating, exercise and self esteem; My Backyard… the world of Southwest Florida from an environmental and historical perspective; and My World…. Exploring the people, places and environment of Southwest Florida and discovering characteristics shared with countries across the world. 

Great Ideas & Best Practices

Walker County, Alabama Sheriff's Office

Mercy Project

Our Mercy Project serves as a beacon of hope in today's dark world. The project was designed to help struggling addicts fight to beat the stronghold of addiction.

We all know that there is a drug issue in today's society. Drugs have affected someone you know, whether it be in your family, a friend, or even yourself. Our project serves to break those habitual behaviors and dependency on illicit drugs, and get one back on his or her feet. This program is at no cost to the program participant or to Walker County taxpayers.

Our goal is to help those who can no longer afford themselves the opportunity of freedom from addiction. We help bridge those who've pushed away their family and friends to rebuild their lives in a new, positive direction.

We tailor-make a plan to help aide those in need. We look to mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of one's life to enhance their chances of beating the tug of drugs in one's life.

Providing employers with a toolkit of resources they can use — free of charge — to help them prepare, prevent, and respond to this crisis.

Helping employees break the bonds of addiction, get and stay healthy, keeps them creative, innovative and productive. And that makes Arkansas strong.

SHOALS WORKFORCE RESOURCES

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