North Alabama Workforce Development Alliance

About Us

North Alabama Workforce Development Alliance, NAWDA, is a non-profit organization that promotes a consistent, efficient and sustainable skilled trades workforce in North Alabama.

We accomplish this through: 

 - Skill assessments

 - Craft training 

 - Building a talented and sustainable pipeline through educational partnerships

Board Members: 

President - Caleb Lovell, Turner Industries Group, LLC

Vice President - Houston Blackwood, Calhoun Community College

Treasurer- Joshua Brown, Air Products

Secretary - Penny Townson, Morgan County Economic Development Association

Jim Barnett, Toray Fluorofibers (America), Inc.

Paul Greer, Daikin America

Kelly McCorkle, Air Products

Greg Wooten, Contractor Service & Fabrication, Inc.

Doug Drake, Hubbard & Drake

Chris Cooper, IVXP

Brien Clark, 3M

Shelton Cobb, Decatur City Schools

Calvin Washington, Global Tech Institute 

Jeff Marksberry, Tennessee Valley Training Center 

Rob Szmyd, Toray Composite Materials America, Inc.