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 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.

Get started

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.


Have you thought about making good money on a production line? What about robotics or other careers that require advanced computer skills? MSSC (Manufacturing Skill Standards Council) is the smart start to get to the job that you want.

Get certification in less than two months for a job with a good income. The four to six-week Certified Production Technician (CPT) program through MSSC awards certificates in Safety, Quality Practices & Measurement, Manufacturing Processes & Production, and Maintenance Awareness and Green Production. Do these sound like skills that you need? Call your local Adult Education program to get started today.


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Courtney Monnette
Education Specialist
Ready to Work
Alabama Community College System
135 South Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

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RTW College Contacts

College Name Email
Bevill State CC Patrick Bolack
Martha Kimbrell
Steve Lolley
Al Moore
Bishop State CC Dave Felton
Akareem Spears
Calhoun CC Denise Boswell
Minid Russell
Central Alabama CC Phyllis Kelley
Chattahoochee Valley CC Shirley Armstrong
Coastal Alabama CC Monica Annaert
Courtney Diaz
Joshua Duplantis
Drake State TC Docquinn Taylor
Gail Walker
Enterprise State CC Steven Graves
Leigh Shiver
Gadsden State CC Christian Patton
Baisha Woody
Ingram State TC Fawn Romine
Jefferson State CC Tamara Payne
Tierra Wright
Lawson State CC James Gray
Tommy Hobbs
Lurleen B. Wallace CC Jennifer Hall
Northeast Alabama CC Melissa Ledbetter
Jon-Alan Pope
Northwest Shoals CC Tara Branscome
Crissy Broadway
Reid State TC Coretta Boykin
Caroll Byrd-Lymon
Shelton State CC Nicole Dubose
Jonathan Koh
Snead State CC Cherri Barnard
Teresa Walker
Southern Union State CC Darwin Baldwin
Greg Leikvold
Trenholm State CC Regina Jones
Carolyn Millender
Danny Perry
Wallace Dothan Joe Johnson
Shaletha Barnes-Blackmon
Wallace Hanceville Kristi Barnett
Jamie Blackmon
James Price
Wallace Selma Glenn King