There have been reports of phone calls made from a Department of Labor phone number (202-693-2700) soliciting personal information and/or promising funds to those receiving the calls. These calls were not authorized by the Department of Labor. ETA and the Department of Labor do not and will not solicit Personally Identifiable Information, such as your Social Security number, or other personal information, over the phone. If you receive a call like this from a number that looks like an ETA phone number, consider it a spam call, hang up, and report the call to the US Department of Labor at 1-855-522-6748.

For more information about how to recognize spam calls, please reference the IRS site about recognizing these imposter calls: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/how-to-know-its-really-the-irs-calling-or-knocking-on-your-door-0

Skip to content
  ETA Home   WIRED>   Regions & States>    

Tennessee Valley WIRED Logo - Talent Driving Prosperity

14 counties in Alabama: Madison, Marshall, Jackson, Morgan, Lawrence, Cullman, Limestone, Colbert, Lauderdale, Dekalb, Blount, Winston, Marion, Franklin

Nine county in Tennessee: Lincoln, Franklin, Giles, Marshall, Lawrence, Marion, Maury, Lewis, Wayne

Target Industries: Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Engineering, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Healthcare

Implementation Plan

Region Information

Under the direction of Calhoun Community College, the Northern Alabama and Southern Tennessee Region is working to become the innovation powerhouse of the Southeastern United States. The community college, along with other regional partners, has plans to bring the economic success of large cities like Huntsville to the small, rural towns of the region.

The collaborative effort will: establish a Regional One-Stop Economic Development Center; provide training for high school counselors and faculty geared toward talent development; and work with local programs like Junior Achievement and Tech Prep to provide local students with real world training.

As a 2nd Generation WIRED region, Calhoun Community College, state and local leaders seek to foster workforce preparedness in the region's high-growth fields - biotechnology, nanotechnology, engineering, information technology, manufacturing and healthcare. Through partnerships and integration, this region plans to increase the number of people with the necessary skills common to all these fields while providing guidance and support for workers ready to advance to more skilled and degreed positions.

Additionally, the Northern Alabama and Southern Tennessee Valley 2nd Generation WIRED region will play a major role in a Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), which could yield an additional 10,000 jobs for the region by 2012; thus, innovative strategies will need to be implemented to ensure a sufficient, skilled workforce.