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Ready to Work

The Ready to Work (RTW) program is a free basic job training program available to Alabama residents.  Upon successful completion of the RTW program, graduates will receive two industry recognized credentials:

  • National Career Readiness Certificate – issued by ACT
  • Alabama Certified Work Certificate – issued by AIDT

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JumpStartAL is a virtual reality-based workforce development initiative created through a public-private partnership to develop the next generation of skilled labor by using innovative technology solutions. 

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The Alabama Workforce Stabilization Program (AWSP)

The purpose of the AWSP is to provide support to help States with the highest coronavirus burden create or expand short-term education and training opportunities and/or or career pathways programs that help citizens return to work, become entrepreneurs, or expand their small businesses.

Fund the implementation and scaling of industry-sector-based education and training programs in 5 areas:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • Transportation, Distribution, Logistics
  • Construction

Grant dollars in this grant will cover a percentage or all of student training cost, wage reimbursement for the first 225 hours of on the job training and some wrap around services support to assure participants stay in training and on the job. For learn more about the grant visit: To participate, contact us today

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The ALAMAP Project

Advanced manufacturing is a rapidly expanding sector in the U.S. and crucial to the success of the economy. Alabama is a state that is leading the growth of manufacturing and needs to provide skilled workers to maintain that growth and serve its citizens. In response to a U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA) Funding Opportunity Announcement, the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) applied for and was awarded a $12,000,000 grant under the Scaling Apprenticeships through Sector-Based Strategies program. Working with Coastal Alabama allows our manufacturers to support training for new employees,  provide training to upscale existing employees, and support apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship. To participate, contact us today