NW-SCC Ready to Work Instructor Leigh Waters works with her online students

MUSCLE SHOALS, ALA. — The Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) Ready to Work (RTW) program has added a new online program to better serve the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new six-week RTW online program began on Monday ((4/6). Since the program began, the RTW program has enrolled 36 students in the class. According to NW-SCC Ready to Work Coordinator, Crissy Broadway, the RTW online program uses a variety of online tools to instruct students. “Students are primarily being served in the Google Classroom platform,” said Broadway. “However, instructors are connecting with students via phone, FaceTime, Zoom, GroupMe, Facebook, and Google Duo.”

In the online format, students receive a syllabus that outlines the online program in six weeks. It offers videos of the instructors teaching RTW modules, the ability to participate in mock interviews virtually, and videos from the Adult Education Career Navigator regarding interview tips. Only the ACT WorkKeys testing component cannot be completed online at this time. It must be proctored in-person.

Upon successful completion of the RTW program, students earn a National Career Readiness Certificate (commonly referred to as WorkKeys), Alabama Certified Worker Certificate, and a FREE college course at NW-SCC.

Register today for the RTW online program by contacting Crissy Broadway, RTW Program Coordinator, at cbroadway@nwscc.edu or by completing the RTW enrollment form at https://nwscc.edu/workforce-training/ready-to-work/ready-to-work-student-enrollment-form.

About Northwest-Shoals Community College:

Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) is part of the Alabama Community College System and home to approximately 3,600 students. NW-SCC offers over 100 certificate and degree programs and is committed to providing career technical, academic, and lifelong educational opportunities that promote economic growth and enrich the quality of life for the people it serves. For more information about the NW-SCC, visit www.nwscc.edu.