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  • III. Operational Planning Elements

    The Unified or Combined State Plan must include an Operational Planning Elements section that supports the State’s strategy and the system-wide vision described in Section II(c) above.  Unless otherwise noted, all Operational Planning Elements apply to Combined State Plan partner programs included in the plan as well as to core programs.  This section must include—

    • a. State Strategy Implementation

      The Unified or Combined State Plan must include–

      • 2. Implementation of State Strategy

        Describe how the lead State agency with responsibility for the administration of each core program or a Combined Plan partner program included in this plan will implement the State’s Strategies identified in Section II(c). above. This must include a description of—

III. a. 2. F. Partner Engagement with Other Education and Training Providers

Describe how the State’s Strategies will engage the State’s other education and training providers, including providers on the state’s eligible training provider list, as partners in the workforce development system to create a job-driven education and training system.

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(2f.) Partner Engagement with Other Education and Training Providers
Alabama’s WIOA partners are working on a number of strategies to engage other education and training (including providers on the State’s Eligible Training Provider List) as partners in the workforce system. These efforts include engaging the state-funded training program for new and expanding businesses known as Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT) for short term training and referral to new jobs. We are working with AIDT to utilize the one-stop career centers in finding workers for their start-up projects entering the labor market from dislocation events.

The Alabama Technology Network (ATN), the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, often provides Incumbent Worker Program Training as part of its role in improving manufacturing processes. The AFL/CIO Labor Institute for Training (LIFT) provides assistance to Registered Apprenticeship programs to be added to the State’s ETPL. The Construction Education Foundation of Alabama (CEFA) is a private non-profit training provider established by the construction industry to provide pre-employment and pre-apprenticeship training for skilled trades. The Alabama Community College System (ACCS) also works with other education providers to ensure students have the opportunity to choose a seamless pathway from secondary through the community colleges to four-year institutions with multiple entry and exit points.

ADRS currently engages the following educational and training providers as partners in the workforce development system to create job-driven education and training systems: Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind (AIDB), EH Gentry. These educational entities are focused on training individuals with visual and/or hearing impairments in curricula that are geared towards labor market needs. In addition to engaging with other educational entities, ADRS has partnered with other training providers, to include community rehabilitation programs and Alabama businesses to provide industry-specific training that is geared towards the learning styles of individuals with cognitive disabilities. ADRS will continue to seek out job-driven educational and training opportunities to enhance the skills attainment of individuals with disabilities and meet the workforce needs of Alabama’s businesses. ADRS will also work closely with all education and training providers to assess the need for and provide accommodations for the successful completion of training programs.