Ready-To-Work Program

The Ready-To-Work Program is a grant-funded, workforce development training program sponsored by Northwest- Shoals Community College. The program is free to residents who live in the College’s service area and are ages sixteen years old and above. The Ready to Work program is operated by the Alabama Community College System in cooperation with Alabama’s Industrial Development Training (AIDT). The training curriculum is set to standards cited by business and industry employers throughout the state as well as skills cited in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) Reports.

Upon successful completion of the program, students receive two workforce development credentials: the National Career Readiness Certificate (WorkKeys certification) signed by the Governor of Alabama and the Alabama Certified Worker Certificate (ACW). The Ready to Work credentials show employers a person’s abilities and measures the skills that employers seek. The mission of the program is to assist citizens in Alabama to find employment, find better employment and/or continue further education or training. The certifications that are earned improve the marketability and employment opportunities for program graduates.

For more information, please contact the Ready-To-Work Coordinator at 256.331.5248.