Training that gets you started

Alabama Career Essentials (ACE) is a FREE training course designed by the Alabama Community College System to provide Alabamians with relevant, cutting-edge, and industry-driven employability skills training to better prepare individuals for the Alabama workforce. The main goal of the new ACE course is to ensure current and future workers are equipped with the skills necessary to enter the 21st-century Alabama workforce.

What participants can gain:

Employers trust our colleges’ credentials. These are the credentials ACE participants gain after completing the program:

  • ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)
  • Alabama Certified Employee Certificate (ACE)
  • One free college course (up to 4 credit hours)
  • Articulated credit for WKO 110 (3 credits) when enrolling in one of the state community colleges.

In addition to credentials, participants gain support, build confidence, improve their opportunities, and get access to ongoing skill upgrades and lifelong learning.


Courtney Monnette Ed.D.
Special Programs Project Director
Alabama Career Essentials
Alabama Community College System
135 South Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130-2130

ACE College Contacts

College Name Email
Bevill State CC Stephanie Maddox
Bishop State CC Sharnee Hobbs
Calhoun CC Wendy Roberts
Central Alabama CC Jennifer Crowder
Chattahoochee Valley CC Darren Dean
Coastal Alabama CC Courtney Diaz 
Drake State TC Mindi Russell
Enterprise State CC Aimee Burr
Gadsden State CC Matthew Buttram
Patricia Watts
Ingram State TC Fawn Romine
Jefferson State CC Tamara Payne
Lawson State CC Gwen Ekundayo
Lurleen B. Wallace CC Kate Dust
Northeast Alabama CC Jon-Alan Pope
Northwest Shoals CC Tara Branscome
Reid State TC Caroll Byrd-Lymon
Shelton State CC Nicole Dubose
Kristen Bobo
Snead State CC Cherri Barnard
Teresa Walker
Southern Union State CC Connor Cheveaux
Kristy Pulsifer
Trenholm State CC Regina Jones
Carolyn Millender
Wallace Dothan Joe Johnson
Wallace Hanceville Patti Wilkins
Wallace Selma Maxine Sturdivant