Every two years, the Gateway Initiative conducts a Wage & Benefit Survey for Hospitality & Tourism and Retail businesses in Baldwin County.
The purpose of the survey is twofold: 1) To provide your business with the most accurate and current data necessary for you to compare your wages and benefits
to others in the region, and 2) to provide Gateway with data necessary to advocate for state workforce dollars needed for education and training.
Rest assured that your responses to the survey will be confidential and the results will be published in an aggregate form only.
Please choose the survey that directly corresponds to your business so that we can accurately represent each category.
- Chef: Brody Olive, Voyager's at Perdido Beach Resort
- Hotel: Perdido Beach Resort:
- Romantic Restaurant at the Beach: Voyager's at Perdido Beach Resort
- Romantic Restaurant: Voyager's at Perdido Beach Resort
Recently, The Gateway Initiative team visited Gulf Shores High School (GSHS) to speak to sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled in technical education courses. “The topic of the day was career path opportunities with businesses right here in Baldwin County”, said Tyler Morgan of the team. “Students learned about career technical education programs offered through Coastal Alabama Community College (CACC) in both short term and associate degree opportunities as well as pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship”.
We discussed new programs in marine technology and construction trades offered in dual enrollment at CACC’s Foley campus as well as existing programs in lodging, culinary arts, and restaurant management. “The Gateway Team is always available to work with our students on their career path” said Kristen Madsen, technical education teacher for GSHS. “It’s always beneficial when industry professionals make themselves available to guide our students to a solid plan for their education and training”.
A local task force spearheaded via the Gateway Initiative continues to connect business leaders and elected officials, proposing a tri-city workforce training campus using American Rescue Plan funding.