Workforce Development Professionals Month was created in 2005 by the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) to raise awareness about the importance of the industry to a growing national economy. The U.S. Senate recently passed a resolution naming September 2021 Workforce Development Month. Read the full resolution here.
AVTEC has played a vital role in the workforce development landscape in Alaska for over 50 years. Started in 1969 as the Alaska Skills Center, this unique workforce training school was responding to the discovery of oil in Alaska and started training Alaskans for work on the slope. Over the years AVTEC training programming has adapted to meet the workforce needs, working closely with employers, AVTEC trains Alaskans with the knowledge, skills and abilities to be top employees.