Individual Training Scholarships

Great news for workers looking to:

  • Get on a career track.
  • Receive training in a specific skill set.
  • Work toward finishing a degree.
  • Laid-off workers receive special priority.
  • Scholarships awarded throughout the year.


SWAPTE invests in education and training for workers because we know businesses need highly- skilled and qualified workers on an ongoing basis. We also realize that having a skilled base of qualified job seekers ready to work keeps businesses in southwest Alabama thriving. A highly skilled workforce also attracts new businesses to relocate to the area and to invest in our economy.

Because we know hiring and training a new employee is an investment of time and money for your business, SWAPTE's Individual Training Scholarship program is one more way to help area businesses with the task of having a labor pool of highly skilled and trained workers ready for hire. We help eligible candidates go to school or get the training they need to be qualified workers for up to two years. Then when you are ready to hire, highly-skilled, well-trained workers with specific skill sets are available for you and other businesses in southwest Alabama.

Our mission at SWAPTE is to help businesses create, retain and maintain jobs that ensure sustained economic growth. Our goal is to give local businesses the means to grow, become more productive, and compete effectively. By focusing our investments in job creation and retention, SWAPTE adds value to your business and ensures the long-term growth of the economy in southwest Alabama.