Due to COVID-19, RTW is now being offered online ONLY. The Northeast Alabama Adult Education Program and RTW offer open enrollment, meaning those who wish to participate can enroll at anytime and are not restricted to begin within a semesterly or quarterly schedule rotation, you can get started TODAY. Upon beginning RTW coursework, students may successfully graduate within 8 weeks, or choose to obtain their certificate on an accelerated schedule. This class is conducted remotely, and completely online, with a teacher guiding you through the class.
Students MUST have access to a laptop/computer or tablet with connection to the internet in order to begin the class. Students should prepare to dedicate 5-8 hours per week, minimum, in order to successfully complete this class.
Students must achieve the following in order to successfully complete the Ready to Work (RTW) program:
- 95% attendance and punctuality rate (currently offered online)
- Satisfactory achievement of the following:
- Good work ethic
- Excellent organizational skills
- Pleasant attitude
- Consistent motivation
- 70% or above on all required assessments
- Level 3, or above, obtained on each part of the WorkKeys test
Upon succesful completion of the Ready to Work (RTW) program, graduates will receive two industry-recognized credentials:
Graduates will be awarded a FREE college course, up to 4 credit-hours, upon successfully completing the RTW program.
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY PARTNERS
The Alabama Certified Worker certificate can be used as:
- A pre-requisite for entry-level employees
- Professional development for the currently employed
- A tool for internal career advancement or promotion within an organization or business
Training is provided at no monetary cost to the participant, but does require an investment of time and willingness to learn new skills.
Students who graduate from the RTW program have proven to successfully advance through rigorous training and experimental learning activities that prepare them to excel in the workforce.
The Ready to Work core curriculum consists of 6 training modules, as well as ACT WorkKeys. Each module is comprised of 3-6 lessons that build upon common concepts. All curriculum modules, including ACT WorkKeys, are structured to reinforce the essential skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and arithmetic.