Ready To Work Program

Alabama’s Ready to Work programs are a great place to find entry level employees.  The program provides a career pathway for adults with limited education and employment experience at 63 sites by 19 colleges. Ready to Work’s workplace environment provides trainees the entry level skills required for employment with most businesses and industries in Alabama. The training curriculum is set to standards cited by business and industry employers throughout the state, and the skills cited in the U. S. Department of Labor’s Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) Reports.

The RTW curriculum is designed by Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT) to build skills based on demands of local businesses and industries along with a nation-wide growth in technology, computer knowledge and  employment availability.

Successful graduates will receive an “Alabama Certified Worker” Certificate from AIDT as well as an National Career Readiness Certificate from ACT WorkKeys allowing them to compete for jobs in today’s competitive  market.  Participants learn basic essential (soft) skills and training in communications, computer skills, manufacturing, problem solving, organizational skills,  customer service, safety, and workplace behaviors.

To find out how to tap into this new market of entry level workers, employers can call West Alabama Works at (205) 391-0552 for more information.