Workforce News & Resources

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March 1, 2023

Issue 4





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Scholarships & Grants

Shoals Workforce Resources Website

The Shoals Workforce Resources website is a one-stop website with links to a variety of helpful workforce resources for Businesses, Job Seekers, Educators, Students, Parents and Community Orgs. 


Free Wage Survey, Free Job Posting, Job Search Help, Career Education, Skills & Interest Assessments, Training Opportunities, Workforce Incentives, Demographics, Networking, and so much more. 


Get to Know Our

Career Technical Educators

Florence City Schools Career Coach


Jordan Fuller is the Career Coach for Florence City Schools. She was an English teacher for 5 years in the Birmingham area until she moved to the Shoals area in 2021 with my husband, Blake, and 3 children, Daniel (6), Lucy Ann (4), and Mattie (3). She was at Florence Freshman Center for one year as a Reading Interventionist before moving to the Career Coach role in September 2022. 


"I have always been a huge supporter of Career Tech Education and love what it can do for our students. I love seeing students gain employability skills because that shows how well we are preparing our students for their future after high school. I believe it is our job, as educators, to make sure we give our students every opportunity and resource to be successful after they walk across the stage in May. Every student has a unique path and I want to help each and every one find their way!" 


Florence City is open to any and all business partners.  Contact Jordan if you have any questions. 


Upcoming Events:

  • March 22 - Career Day & Reality Check at NW-SCC

Jordan Fuller

Career Coach

Florence City Schools 

(256) 768-3000


Click below to check out the

Florence City Schools' Career Technical Center website

for more information on the career tech programs offered.


Connect with Our CTEs

Colbert County Schools

Florence City Schools

Lauderdale County Schools

Muscle Shoals City Schools

Sheffield City Schools

Tuscumbia City Schools




Your Money, Your Life! / Reality Check


Reality Check / Your Money, Your Life is a personal finance simulation that gives students a taste of what it is like to make ends meet each month. Students are tasked with budgeting based on a given monthly income related to their preferred career choice. The students move through the simulation and “purchase” various needs and wants at different volunteer-staffed stations such as housing, cars, insurance, groceries, clothing, daycare, banking, insurance etc.

Three (3) opportunities are coming up to help students learn how their education is connected to their career path, which is connected to their future quality of life. Join this fun, educational, personal finance simulation and help our future workforce learn how to budget their money!

Details of each date are listed on the volunteer registration sites linked below:

Tuesday, March 14, 8:15 - 10:30 a.m.
North Alabama Fairgrounds (Muscle Shoals)
Colbert Heights, Cherokee & Sheffield 9th graders
(Register for March 14 HERE)


Wednesday, March 22, 8:00 - 11:15 a.m. (plus lunch)
Florence 9th graders
(Register for March 22 HERE)


Thursday, April 13, 8:00 - 11:30 a.m. (plus lunch)
NW-SCC Talent Search 10th graders
(Register for April 13 HERE)


If you know any other adults that would be willing to volunteer, feel free to share this opportunity! 

For more information, contact:

Heidi L. Tilenius
Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Lauderdale County Office
256-766-4846 office


OSHA's at My Door. Now What?

Free Webinar
Thursday, March 9, 9 - 10 a.m.

What happens when OSHA shows up at your door? What should you expect? What will they be looking for? In this Free Webinar, we will navigate the OSHA inspection process, employer rights, what the client should and should not do, and how to successfully make your way through the abatement process.

If you need other workforce training, technical assistance, or engineering service or have questions about our new catalog, please contact us at



Shoals Works Council

The Shoals Works Council, convened by The Shoals Chamber, works to guide policy and curriculum to ensure skills held by the local workforce match the needs of employers. 


Members include business leaders, educators, training providers and community organizations interested in workforce-related issues.


Those interested in participating in the council may email 


UNA ALL-Majors
Campus-Wide Career Fair

Wednesday, April 12, 12 - 3 p.m.

The University of North Alabama is excited to announce the return of an all-majors campus wide career fair on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 from 12-3 pm.


We recognize that organizations hire for a variety of disciplines and majors and this will give our students an opportunity to interact with a diverse population of organizations as well as organizations an opportunity to recruit from a diverse population of students.


The event is FREE and will take place in the both the Guillot University Center and the Science and Technology Engineering Building; however, registration will be limited to the first 75 organizations.


Chamber Job Board


Remember to use your free Job Board benefit

to post your job openings.

Contact the Chamber if you need assistance.




Statewide Job Board is a great resource for Alabama citizens and businesses.

  • List jobs
  • Look for jobs (searchable by zip code or city)
  • Research careers and pathways
  • Information to help you move your career forward

For more information, contact:

     Alabama Career Center (Sheffield)

     (256) 383‑5610

     500 South Montgomery Avenue Suite 102 Sheffield



Teacher Supply Depot




Cash for new supplies, gently used school & office supplies, equipment, furniture, etc. are  needed to assist our educators in the classroom.


For more information, contact:

Mary Beshears, (256) 710-1436,


First Class Pre-K Funding

Apply Now!

Alabama First Class Pre-K is offered in a variety of diverse delivery settings in all 67 counties across the state, including: child care centers, public school systems, faith-based centers, college and university lab schools, private schools, community organizations, military child care centers, and other providers of preschool.


Thank you to our ShoalsWORKS! Workforce Champion Sponsors!