Ready to Work (RTW) provides trainees FREE training in basic skills and abilities required by most leading businesses and industries in Alabama.

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:

Successful graduates will receive:

  1. Alabama Certified Worker certificate from AIDT
  2. National Career Readiness certificate from ACT WorkKeys; this allows them to compete for jobs in today’s competitive market
  3. The opportunity for a FREE 3 credit hour college course at Northwest-Shoals Community College

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Alabama Certified Worker Certificate

This certificate is issued by Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT). To receive this certification, participants must have a high attendance and punctuality rate, demonstrate work ethic, organizational skills, attitude, and motivation, display problem solving skills, and manufacturing skills. It also includes the successful completion of a computer skills training program. Participants must complete WorkKeys Assessments and pass the Alabama Certified Worker Examination.

Career Readiness Certificate

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Reading for Information
  • Locating Information

National Career Readiness Certificate

ACT WorkKeys

The Ready to Work Training Curriculum includes:

  • Computer Skills – Gain/enhance skills in Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, and E-mail
  • Communication Skills – Gain/enhance team building skills
  • Customer Service – Discover techniques for good customer service
  • Problem Solving – Learn new skills in problem solving, time management, conflict resolution, and workplace ethics
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Money Smart – Assists individuals in learning the basics of personal finance
  • Job Acquisition Skills – Enhance skills in completing applications, interviewing, and resume writing
  • Operations – Gain/enhance skills in precision measurement, plant safety, just-in-time operation, and statistical process control
  • Workplace Behavior – Learn new skills in handling diversity, harassment, workplace violence, and workplace safety
  • Attendance and Punctuality – 95% attendance and punctuality rate must be upheld throughout the training program
  • Instructor Certification – receive ‘satisfactory’ achievement of work ethic, organizational skills, attitude and motivation based on observation and/or testing
  • WorkKeys – Attainment of a minimum WorkKeys Assessment Level 3 on Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information
  • Alabama Certified Worker – Score at least 70% on the Alabama Certified Worker Examination

Complete Adult Education Enrollment Form

For more information, contact:

Crissy Broadway, Coordinator
Ready to Work Program