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 106 (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
[email protected]

ACE College Contacts

College Name Email
Bevill State CC Stephanie Maddox [email protected]
Bishop State CC Sharnee Hobbs [email protected]
Calhoun CC Wendy Roberts [email protected]
Central Alabama CC Nan Self [email protected]
Chattahoochee Valley CC Darren Dean [email protected]
Coastal Alabama CC Courtney Diaz [email protected] 
Drake State TC Wendy Roberts [email protected]
Enterprise State CC Jonathan Smith [email protected]
Family Support Center (Autauga Family Support) Merrill Carroll [email protected]
Gadsden State CC Hollie Patterson
Patricia Watts
[email protected]
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Ingram State TC Fawn Romine [email protected]
Jefferson State CC Tamara Payne [email protected]
Lawson State CC Gwen Ekundayo [email protected]
Lurleen B. Wallace CC Kate Dust [email protected]
Northeast Alabama CC Jon-Alan Pope [email protected]
Northwest Shoals CC Tara Branscome [email protected]
Reid State TC Caroll Byrd-Lymon [email protected]
Shelton State CC Nicole Dubose
Kristen Bobo
[email protected]
[email protected]
Snead State CC Cherri Barnard
Teresa Walker
[email protected]
[email protected]
Southern Union State CC Connor Cheveaux
Kristy Pulsifer
[email protected]
[email protected]
Trenholm State CC Regina Jones
Carolyn Millender
[email protected]
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Wallace Dothan Joe Johnson [email protected]
Wallace Hanceville Patti Wilkins [email protected]
Wallace Selma Maxine Sturdivant [email protected]