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Workforce & Training

Explore our workforce data to discover the exceptional talent pool and robust training programs that make Dallas County an ideal location for businesses aiming to thrive in today’s competitive landscape.
Total Dallas County Population
Median Wage – All Jobs
Median Wage – Manufacturing
Civilian Labor Force
Available Labor Pool
Outbound Commuters
Inbound Commuters
Live and Work in County

Source: Alabama Department of Labor, 2020-2021 Dallas County, AL Labor Market Information

Workforce Training Resources

Alabama Industrial Development Training

AIDT is an award-winning statewide workforce development resource that provides a wide range of customized technical training programs at no cost to Alabama employers and their trainees. This internationally acclaimed program has trained over 100,000 workers from 800 companies.

Aerospace and Aviation Training

In January 2023, Resicum International announced a planned Aviation Training Academy at Craig Field Airport in Dallas County. Aviation training provided at the Academy will include avionics training, flight training (fixed and rotor wing), and certificate courses for aviation maintenance skill-building. Other nearby aerospace and aviation training centers include:

  • Alabama Aviation Center, Ozark, AL: Various aviation programs, including Airframe Technology, Powerplant Technology, and Avionics Technology
  • Wallace State Community College, Hanceville, AL: Aviation/Flight Technology pilot training program
  • Enterprise State Community College, Enterprise, AL: Aviation Maintenance Technology program focused on aircraft maintenance and repair
  • Auburn University Aviation Center, Auburn, AL: A range of aviation-related programs, including Professional Flight Management, Aviation Management, and Aviation Operations.

Wallace Community College Selma

Wallace Community College Selma (WCCS) in Selma, Alabama offers a range of industrial training programs. Some of the industrial training programs offered by WCCS include Industrial Maintenance, Welding Technology, and Electrical Technology. WCCS is also home to the Alabama Technology Network (ATN) and offers Pre-Employment Training and Incumbent Worker Training.

The Advanced Visualization Center at WCCS

The Advanced Visualization Center at Wallace Community College Selma (WCCS), is a cutting-edge facility equipped with state-of-the-art virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies. The center offers a platform for businesses, researchers, and educators to explore complex data, visualize architectural designs, simulate scenarios, and create engaging digital content. With its advanced capabilities, the center promotes enhanced decision-making, improved training methodologies, and enhanced understanding of intricate concepts, serving as a catalyst for technological advancement.

Vocational and Technical Programs

Our high schools offer technical classes and programs that include automotive technology, welding technology, and manufacturing and engineering technology.