Programs

Ready to Work

The Ready to Work program is a free basic job training program available to Alabama residents.  Upon completion of this program, students are eligible for two certificates, The Alabama Career Readiness Credential, and the Alabama Certified Worker Certificate.  The course includes lessons in:

  • Basic Education
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Reading for Information
  • Locating Information
  • Communication Skills
  • Computer Skills
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Windows 7
  • Word 2007
  • Excel 2007
  • PowerPoint 2007
  • Problem Solving
  • Time Management
  • Decision Analysis
  • Problem Solving Tools
  • 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 currently seeking employment or considering returning to school.  For enrollment information and class schedules, please call the Center for Professional Development at (251) 990-0431.

“This is a great program and if I could do it over again I would.  They give you the tools you need and the confidence in yourself to get out there.”

-Tori Johnson, 2010