Training that gets you started

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 within six self-paced modules with an assessment for each module. 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.

Get started

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.


RTW College Contacts

College Name Email
Bevill State CC Martha Kimbrell
Bishop State CC Dave Felton
Calhoun CC Mindi Russell
Central Alabama CC Doug Flor
Phyllis Kelley
Chattahoochee Valley CC Shirley Armstrong
Coastal Alabama CC Cornelia Miller
Melinda Murphy
Joshua Duplantis
Drake State TC Docquinn Taylor
Enterprise State CC Chellye Stump
Gadsden State CC Suzanne Zahorcak
Ingram State TC Fawn Romine
Jefferson State CC Kelli Creamer
Tamara Payne
Tierra Wright
Lawson State CC Tommy Hobbs
Lurleen B. Wallace CC Jennifer Hall
Northeast Alabama CC Kip Williamson 
Northwest Shoals CC Tara Branscome
Chrissy Broadway
Reid State TC Coretta Boykin
Shelton State CC Jonathan Koh
Nicole Dubose
Snead State CC Teresa Walker
Southern Union State CC Darwin Baldwin
Greg Leikvold
Trenholm State CC Danny Perry
Wallace Dothan Joe Johnson
Wallace Hanceville Kristi Barnett
Wallace Selma Glenn King
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David Walters
State Director of Special
Projects and System Initiatives
Work: 334-293-4561
Cell: 334-324-2685