The Ready To Work Program (RTW) is gearing up for a new program year with re-vamped curriculum according to Shalyndrea Jones, Ready To Work Program Coordinator.
The new curriculum will take on a more streamlined approach with updated content and modules that focus on various industries. The program makeover also includes a new logo and website.
The updated Ready To Work program focus on meeting the current needs of Alabama’s businesses and industries. It also helps minimize costs of program implementation, as well as improve the overall accessibility of the program. The Ready To Work Program is managed by the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) in partnership with AIDT.
Participants of the RTW program learn a variety of the entry level skills required for employment with most businesses and industries in Alabama. These participants must also adhere to strict attendance and punctuality guidelines, show positive attitude, work ethic, organizational skills, and motivation to be eligible for certification.
Those that successfully complete the program earn an “Alabama Certified Worker” (ACW) Certificate and the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), which is provided by ACT. They receive job placement assistance, and are also eligible for a one-time tuition and fee waiver, up to 4 credit hours, at an accredited community college in Alabama.
Jones said that those who want to be successful in the program need to dedicated and goal-oriented.
“You have to be dedicated,” Jones said. “It is a fast track program and there is a lot of material. You have to come in with a goal in mind of completing the program to better yourself.”
The program is offered at no cost to participants. Individuals interested in learning more about the program and enrollment details, should contact their local community college.