Alabama State Representative Napoleon Bracy Jr. is the Manager of Diversity, Inclusion, and Affirmative Action at Austal USA in Mobile. Austal is a shipbuilding company that manufactures commerical and military ships, and is not only the 5th largest shipyard in the United States but is the largest aluminum shipyard in the world! In this segment, Representative Bracy discusses how Austal is reaching underserved populations and preparing a quality, trained workforce through registered apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships. Austal trains employees on-site, serving as an Eligible Training Provider through partnerships with the AIDT Workforce Development Program, the Alabama Community College System, and Mobile area high schools. Training is funded in part by Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) as well as through the Southwest Alabama Partnership for Training and Employment (SWAPTE).