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

Bevill State CCStephanie
Bishop State CCSharnee
Calhoun CCWendy
Central Alabama CCJennifer
Chattahoochee Valley CCDarren
Coastal Alabama CCCourtney 
Drake State TCMindi
Enterprise State CCSteven
Gadsden State CCMatthew Buttram
Patricia Watts
Ingram State TCFawn
Jefferson State CCTamara
Lawson State CCGwen
Lurleen B. Wallace CCKate
Northeast Alabama CCJon-Alan
Northwest Shoals CCTara
Reid State TCCaroll
Shelton State CCNicole Dubose
Kristen Bobo
Snead State CCCherri Barnard
Teresa Walker
Southern Union State CCConnor Cheveaux
Kristy Pulsifer
Trenholm State CCRegina Jones
Carolyn Millender
Wallace DothanJoe
Wallace HancevillePatti
Wallace SelmaMaxine