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Alabama Industrial Development Training

Education - Teaching - Administration
AIDT was established in fiscal year 1970-71 as a contract program reporting to the State Board of Education through the Division of Vocational-Technical Education of the Department of Education. At its meeting June 17, 1976, the State Board of Education adopted Resolution 12 approving the establishment of AIDT as a mobile training institute. The purpose of the resolution was to clarify the mission and scope of work performed, as well as authorize administrative, fiscal, and personnel autonomy and flexibility. State Board Resolution 14, approved September 24, 1976, appointed a director, established staff positions and salary schedules, and mandated personnel procedures for AIDT staff identical to those of the technical colleges. AIDT continued operating under the Department of Postsecondary Education when the Alabama Legislature established the Department and the position of Chancellor. There is no legislation specifically creating AIDT. It exists through annual line item funding in the Education Trust Fund budget. In 2012 AIDT became a division of the Alabama Department of Commerce.

AIDT was established to build a healthy state economy by recruiting and training a skilled workforce to attract new industries to the state and to expand existing industries. Job-specific pre-employment and on-the-job training programs are provided. The program provides a full range of customized technical training programs that are offered at no cost to employers and to the trainees. Leadership training programs are also available. In addition to training, AIDT offers services including trainee recruitment and screening, safety assistance, industrial maintenance assessments and continuous improvement/process improvement assessments. Training is conducted by AIDT staff or contracted instructors and delivered through classrooms or 38 Mobile Training Units (MTUs) customized to meet specific company needs. MTUs go directly to the employer site to provide classroom and hands-on training.
Career Opportunities
AIDT assists a variety of employers throughout the state by identifying a qualified applicant pool through recruitment, screening and training services. We recruit potential employees through advertisements and announcements, assessing applicants through application screening and assisting employers with applicant interviews.. Applicants who successfully complete AIDT job-specific training are recommended for employment with the company for whom our services are provided..
The Mission of AIDT is to provide quality workforce development for Alabama’s new and expanding businesses, and to expand the opportunities of its citizens through the jobs these businesses create.

AIDT, a division of the Alabama Department of Commerce, encourages economic development through job-specific training. Training services are offered in many areas, at no cost, to new and expanding businesses throughout the State.

AIDT Quality Policy states “AIDT is committed to meeting customer requirements and increasing customer satisfaction through continuous improvement of all our services, with emphasis on our pre-employment and on-the-job training and our quality management system.”

AIDT’s Total Workforce Delivery System has provided thousands of skilled, motivated employees to Alabama industries since 1971. A quality workforce for Alabama industries requires a quick and complete response. AIDT provides on-the-spot training even before you have a place to provide on-the-job training.
AIDT’s Total Workforce Delivery System has provided thousands of skilled, motivated employees to Alabama industries since 1971. The key to AIDT’s response is a unique infrastructure allowing the total, upfront commitment of our resources to the success of your company.

We offer comprehensive pre-employment selection and training, leadership development, on-the job training, continuous/process improvement assessments, maintenance assessments, and industrial safety assessments and training—all specific to your company’s needs. From lead time planning to program delivery, AIDT rallies its total in-house capabilities to deliver a quality workforce.
Contact Us
One Technology Court
Montgomery, Alabama 36116-3200
(334) 242-4158 Phone
(334) 242-0299 Fax