The Alabama Office of Apprenticeship (AOA) has launched an interactive dashboard to promote registered apprenticeship expansion in the state. Developed with the University of Alabama Education Policy Center, the dashboard is the first in the country to provide a one-stop-shop to explore current registered apprenticeships, while also giving users the knowledge of in-demand occupations for which a program can be built.
“This one-of-a-kind dashboard is another example of how Alabama is striving to provide high-quality customer service to our employers in meeting their workforce needs, as well as expanding career pathways for our citizens,” said Josh Laney, director of the AOA.
The tool provides up-to-date information for anyone interested in apprenticeship, including students, parents, training providers, workforce agencies and employers. For employers, the dashboard offers an ability to search potential apprenticeship opportunities applicable to their companies. Students can use it to explore local apprenticeship opportunities for which they can apply. All of the information can be accessed interactively through tools like a point-and-click map or through downloadable tables and exported graphics.
The dashboard can be found at alapprentice.org.