Ready to Work


The Ready To Work (RTW) program is a non-credit program that provides trainees the entry-level skills required for employment with most businesses and industries in Alabama. Training is provided at no cost to participants. Qualified participants may enter the RTW program at any time judged appropriate by the RTW Program Director.

To qualify for RTW, students must score at or above a level 3 on the pretest section of WorkKeys Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents utilizing a computer based software program. These pretests will be administered during the Orientation Session held on the first day of each class session. Students must also have a high school diploma or GED to enter RTW training. Students not scoring a level 3 on the pretests or having a GED or high school diploma may be referred to Southern Union’s Adult Education program.

The Ready to Work core curriculum consists of six training modules and ACT WorkKeys. Each module is comprised of 3 to 6 lessons that build upon and reinforce common concepts. All curriculum modules, including ACT WorkKeys, are structured to reinforce the essential skills of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and arithmetic. The RTW curriculum includes both online and classroom components.

Certification Requirements

  • 95% Attendance and Punctuality rate
  • Satisfactory achievement of work ethic, organizational skills, attitude, and motivation
  • 70% or higher on all required assessments
  • Successful completion of WorkKeys assessments with level 3 or higher

Upon successful completion of the RTW program, graduates will receive two industry-recognized credentials:

  • National Career Readiness Certificate – issued by ACT
  • Alabama Certified Work Certificate – issued by AIDT

  

 

 

 

    Session #3
     February 5 - 8, 2018
     February 12 - 15, 2018
     February 19 - 22, 2018
     February 26 - March 1, 2018
     March 5 - 8, 2018
    Session 4
     April 2 - 5, 2018
     April 9 - 12, 2018
     April 16 - 19, 2018
     April 23 - 26, 2018
     April 30 - May 3, 2018
    Session 5
      June 4 - 7, 2018    
      June 11 - 14, 2018
      June 18 - 21, 2018
      June 25 - 28, 2018
      July 2 - 5, 2018     * Closed July 4 for Independence Day
     July 9 - 12, 2018
    Session 6
     August 7 - 10, 2018
     August 14 - 16, 2018
     August 20 - 23, 2018
     August 27 - 30, 2018
     September 4 - 6, 2018


Sessions currently scheduled to meet in the Southern Union State Community College, Center for Integrated Manufacturing


 

Download the Ready to Work Information Guide 

        

 

 

Contact Information:

Alfred J. Davis, Sr.
aldavis@suscc.edu
334-745-6437, ext. 5496