PREPARE YOUR SKILLS FOR THE WORKFORCE
Career Ready Alabama is a statewide initiative aimed at increasing career or work-ready skills for individuals and providing businesses a tool to help them identify career-ready employees. The program offers access to WorkKeys assessments, WorkKeys job profiles, Alabama Career Readiness Certificates, and online training.
STUDENT, PARENT, & EDUCATOR RESOURCES
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTERS INFORMATION
We consider Alabama’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program to be the foundation for our state’s future. CTE is focused on developing the skills of K-12 students and strives to prepare them for postsecondary learning and workforce opportunities. It also provides them essential leadership skills through participation in student organizations. CTE is learning that works for Alabama.
Alabama Career Planning System
The Alabama Career Planning System provides education and career planning resources to help you build a successful future. Whether you’re searching for higher education or training, exploring career options, or creating a professional portfolio of materials for the job search, the system can provide you with the tools you need.
Career Readiness Indicators
Career Readiness Indicators (CRI) are credentials/certifications made available to all students enrolled in a program where career and technical skill proficiencies are aligned with industry-recognized standards. The credential provides proof that the student possesses the minimum skills required for entry-level employment. CRIs may be recorded on the student’s high school transcript. Testing can occur at the discretion of the LEA Career and Technical Director depending on student readiness and pre-assessments required.
ALABAMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM
The Alabama Community College System’s commitment to access is characterized by statewide geographical locations, open enrollment, and low-cost tuition, as well as a variety of programs and services that remove barriers to college entrance, education pathways, and workforce training opportunities.
COMMUNITY COLLEGES IN OUR REGION
CAREER SUCCESS GUIDE
The AlabamaWorks Career SUCCESS Guides will help you learn more about the upcoming high-demand careers and their salary ranges, the steps you need to take to reach your career goals, and the resources available to help you get there. There are sixteen guides, one for each career cluster. Each guide also features six short bios of Alabamians who volunteered to share their story and path to their current work role right here in our great state.
SOUTHEAST WORLDS OF WORK
Every spring, the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds are taken over by thousands of 8th-grade students from Alabama, Georgia, and Florida for three consecutive days. Students take part in a fun, educational, and unforgettable hands-on experience at Southeast WOW.
The event is an excellent way for students to become familiar with a broad overview of high-demand, high-wage career opportunities available in the region. It is also designed to create awareness about exciting career options among students and educators that address the current workforce needs in our region.