Our excellent education infrastructure and collaborative partnerships create smart, ready-to-work employees.

Tapping into our talent pool is truly a wise move. Home to Tier 1 research university The University of Alabama, private liberal arts school Stillman College, and Shelton State Community College, Tuscaloosa County is able to leverage a dynamic atmosphere of learning with effective state and regional workforce training programs to provide the right people for the jobs.

Tuscaloosa County Workforce Stats

210,906

Population

100,220

Total
Labor Force

43,681

Total Higher Education
Student Enrollment

10,676

Graduates in
Tuscaloosa, 2019

17%

Growth in Graduates
2014-2019

88.3%

Residents Highest Level of Education Achieved is High School or Equivalent Degree

Sources: TCEDA via Stats America (03/12/21); Emsi Q4 2020 Data Set

Tuscaloosa County Labor Market Data

For more detailed labor market data, visit the Tuscaloosa County Profile compiled by the Alabama Department of Labor.

Partnerships in Workforce Development

Imagine attending a half-hour meeting and leaving with support from over 15 agencies and education institutions. That’s the incredible advantage of Tuscaloosa County being a part of West AlabamaWorks, a workforce development organization that seamlessly connects government, education and private sector partners throughout our nine-county region.

Higher Education

The University of Alabama

  • 9,708 graduates in 2019
  • Almost 800 National Merit Scholars currently enrolled
  • Tier 1 Research University

Stillman College

  • Undergraduate population of 1,075
  • Among “15 Most Wired College Campuses,” U.S. News & World Report
  • Noted for outstanding programs in biological sciences, business administration and teacher education

Shelton State Community College

  • 852 graduates in 2019
  • Dozens of academic, health service and technical programs
  • Customized workforce development programs

Other Workforce Training Resources

AIDT

Alabama Industrial Development Training is a nationally renowned state agency that provides no-cost services to employers and trainees that enhance career technical program offerings at the state’s community and technical colleges, including:

  • Recruiting, assessing and training potential and existing employees
  • Certified manager, supervisory and team leadership training and development
  • On-the-job training and training facilities, including 38 Mobile Training Units
  • Assisting with safety compliance, maintenance, continuous improvement/process improvement

Public Schools & Career Tech Centers

Our city and county school systems provide specialized technical training and other career education opportunities. These include:

Alabama Technology Network

Alabama Technology Network, part of the Alabama Community College System, is ISO 9001:2008 Certified and connects industry leaders with government and education resources to provide workforce training, technical assistance, and engineering services to existing workers in the following areas:

  • Continuous improvement
  • Environmental health & safety
  • Food safety
  • Industrial maintenance & technology
  • Leadership management and development

Mail:

P.O. Box 2667
Tuscaloosa, AL 35403

Office:

2204 University Boulevard
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Phone:

Contact:

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