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Ready to Work

Ready to Work’s workplace environment provides students the entry-level skills required for employment with most businesses and industries in Alabama.

This course will be offered beginning right after our high school graduations in Baldwin County. Student will learn workplace technology, graphic literacy, financial competency and job search and interview skills. Successful completion of Ready to Work earns a voucher for up to 4 CREDIT HOURS at any Community College in the state of Alabama.

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

The Ready to Work core curriculum consists of 6 training modules and ACT WorkKeys. All curriculum modules, including ACT WorkKeys, are structured to reinforce the essential skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking and arithmetic.

The course includes lessons in:

  • Basic Education
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Reading for Information
  • Locating Information
  • Communication Skills
  • Computer Skills
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Microsoft Office 
  • Problem Solving
  • Time Management
  • Decision Analysis
  • Problem Solving
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Workplace Behavior
  • Diversity
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Workplace Violence
  • Team Member Training
  • Work Ethics
  • Manufacturing
  • Precision Measurement
  • Principles of Quality Manufacturing
  • Lean/ JIT Manufacturing
  • Workplace Safety
  • Job Acquisition
  • Applications
  • Resumes
  • Interviews

This program is available to all Alabama residents who are not currently enrolled in school and are currently seeking employment or considering returning to school.  For enrollment information and class schedules, please call the Center for Professional Development at (251) 990-0445.