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Grow Our Workforce

The Eastern Shore Chamber advocates for workforce development through knowledge, education and advocacy.


  • Understand the diverse workforce needs of businesses.
  • Possess reliable information regarding future growth and economic development.
  • Project workforce challenges and needs.


  • Foster partnerships and collaborate with educational institutions to promote and encourage workforce development.


  • Leverage relationships with national, regional and local workforce development agencies to align and promote overall needs and opportunities.
  • Promote diversity in business and workforce development.
  • Contribute to conditions that make businesses & entrepreneurial endeavors successful.

Bridging relationships between businesses, education and training entities and the workforce.

Student Training & Exploration Program

The Student Training & Exploration Program (STEP) is a four-year leadership and career pathway exploration initiative. STEP introduces 9th – 12th graders to high-demand careers in our area while connecting classwork with skills needed in the workplace.

Youth Leadership

The Youth Leadership Program is an intensive and elite, 7-month program designed to teach high school students about their community, develop strong leadership skills & helps them gain more self and social awareness.

Baldwin County Career & Job Fair

The Baldwin County Career & Job Fair brings employers from a broad range of industries together to connect with job seekers and those looking to make a career move. The Baldwin County Career & Job Fair is typically held in November.

IT Apprenticeship

The Eastern Shore Chamber has partnered with Coastal Alabama Community College to offer a registered IT Apprenticeship. The focus of the program is to provide innovative pathways to high demand industries in and around Baldwin County and will serve as a conduit for interested students to enter the Information Technology Industry.

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