Ready to Work is one of several of Alabama’s community college free training programs that prepares adults with the skills they need to get hired. The focus of RTW is to make sure future workers have the basic, entry-level skills they need to succeed in working at most of Alabama’s businesses and industries.
RTW participants take classes online through our colleges within six self-paced modules. Each module has an assessment. We provide a participant guide inside each lesson that helps you prepare for the lesson.
ACCS Success Video: Krystal McAnelly
After accepting a temp job, Krystal McAnelly enrolled in a Ready to Work session at Snead State Community College’s Arab campus which gave her the qualities her company wanted to hire her full-time with benefits.
What participants can gain:
Employers trust our colleges’ credentials. These are the credentials RTW participants gain after completing the program:
- ACT’s National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)
- Alabama Certified Worker Certificate (AWC)
- One free college course (up to 4 credit hours)
In addition to credentials, participants gain support, build confidence, improve their opportunities, and get access to ongoing skill upgrades and lifelong learning.
New! Students at Coastal, Enterprise State, Jefferson State, Lawson State and Shelton State can now participate in JumpStart AL. JumpStartAL is a new and exciting VR-based education and training program designed to develop Alabama’s next generation of skilled labor. Alabama’s community college students at our five pilot colleges will be able to engage in the program through Ready to Work. Click this link to find out more about specific offerings near you.
If you’re looking for work in Alabama, it’s a good idea to get started with RTW today. Here is the portal to workforce training and materials. If you would like to enter a program: click on this link to fill out the form and an instructor will contact you regarding enrollment.
If you’re already an RTW student who started training, e-mail your Ready to Work instructor for access.
Low Cost/Free Internet Providers
ACT WorkKeys Curriculum Instructions
Frequently Asked Questions
Instructional Delivery Guidance and Options
Online RTW Check list
Operational Continuity Plan MEMO #2020EXE026
Ready To Work Hybrid Program
Ready To Work Instructor Guide Online
Sample Weekly Activity Log
|Bevill State CC||Patrick Bolack
|Bishop State CC||Dave Feltonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Calhoun CC||Denise Boswell
|Central Alabama CC||Doug Flor
|Chattahoochee Valley CC||Shirley Armstrongemail@example.com|
|Coastal Alabama CC||Cornelia Miller
|Drake State TC||Docquinn Taylor
|Enterprise State CC||Chellye Stumpfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gadsden State CC||David Collins
|Ingram State TC||Fawn Romineemail@example.com|
|Jefferson State CC||Tamara Payne
|Lawson State CC||James Gray
|Lurleen B. Wallace CC||Jennifer Hallfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Northeast Alabama CC||Melissa Ledbetter
|Northwest Shoals CC||Tara Branscome
|Reid State TC||Coretta Boykinemail@example.com|
|Shelton State CC||Jonathan Koh
|Snead State CC||Cherri Barnard
|Southern Union State CC||Darwin Baldwin
|Trenholm State CC||Regina Jones
|Wallace Dothan||Joe Johnsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Wallace Hanceville||Cynthia Arrington
|Wallace Selma||Glenn Kingemail@example.com|