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Registration Guide Available NOW!

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Imagine if there was a place where registration was explained in one place; a place where all of your JLDC registration questions were answered. Well, we’ve made this dream a reality! This year we have… [Read More]

Speakers! Speakers! Hear All About Them!

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Imagine being in the same room as someone who is a White House appointee, someone who was a coach on MTV’s “Made,” someone who was a staff member for the David Letterman Show, and someone… [Read More]

JLDC Partner Spotlight: GO BUILD Alabama

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“The Future is in Your Hands.” This is the belief of GO BUILD Alabama as it aims to prepare future skilled workers to learn a skill and master a trade. Currently, only one tradesman is… [Read More]

JLDC Partner Spotlight: Manufacture Alabama

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Did you know Alabama is home to more than 5,200 manufacturing, assembly, and processing establishments? And did you know these establishments employ more than 312,000 people and export $8.3 billion in products and services. In… [Read More]

Thousands Gathered in Birmingham for Leadership Conference

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More than 4,500 Alabama students gathered in Birmingham this week for leadership conference By Marie Leech BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – More than 4,500 students were in Birmingham the last two days for the 2013 Joint Leadership… [Read More]

Thousands Attend Student Leadership Conference

Over 5,000 students attended JLDC.

Thousands attend student leadership conference By Edward Burch BIRMINGHAM – AL – Some of Alabama’s young leaders are learning from Alabama’s current leaders.  More than 5,600 students are at the BJCC this week for the… [Read More]

Governor Bentley Speaks about Workforce Development

Governor Bentley speaks to school administrators and counselors and economic and workforce developers.

Governor Bentley speaks about workforce development in Birmingham Tuesday By Shannon Delcambre BIRMINGHAM, AL – Governor Robert Bentley was in Birmingham Tuesday, speaking teachers and students from across the state.

Directions and Bus Parking to the BJCC

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We are excited to announce that our host facility, the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, will provide complimentary bus parking for chapters attending JLDC. Click “Read More” for a map and directions.

Conference Schedule Now Available!

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Are you ready to live Off Balance On Purpose? More students than ever before will get to experience the power of Alabama’s Joint Leadership Development Conference as the 2013 event is the largest yet!

Education and Workforce Development Align


Students in Alabama are graduating with more skills and experience thanks to continued growth between education and workforce development strategies. Economic developers and educators are working together to give students opportunities for increasing their proficiency… [Read More]

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