Ready to Work

Visit the Ready to Work WebsiteCalhoun can help you become, Alabama Career Ready!

Alabama’s Ready to Work program provides trainees the entry-level skills required for employment with most businesses and industries in Alabama. We are AIDT certified to teach Ready to Work, the employability curriculum preferred by the Region 1 Workforce Development Board. The training curriculum is set to standards cited by business and industry employers throughout the state, and the skills cited in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) Reports.

Training and Requirements

Ready to Work is operated through Alabama’s postsecondary institutions in cooperation with AIDT. Clients admitted to the program must be adult education eligible (16 years of age, separated from the k-12 system, and TABE below a 12.9 in reading, math or language) but be able to read at a 9th grade level. Essential requirements for successful completion includes:

  • 95% attendance and punctuality rate
  • Satisfactory achievement of work ethic, organizational skills, attitude and motivation.
  • Satisfactory achievement of problem solving skills, workplace behaviors, financial education, customer service, computer skills, job acquisition skills and operation skills.

Workkeys Certification

Successful completion results in the award of an Alabama Career Readiness Certificate (CRC). Completion requires attainment of a minimum WorkKeys Assessment Level 3 on Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.

AIDT Certification

AIDT certification is a very attractive to local business and industry as AIDT screens and recommends applicants for many of the larger industry in the area. Successful completion results in the award of a State of Alabama Certified Worker Certificate. Completion requires a score of at least 70 percent on the Alabama Certified Worker Examination.

Step Out, Take the Leap! Go Further! Four Free Credits!

Step Out, Take the Leap!  Ready to Work will help further your goals. Whether you want to obtain employment, enroll in technical training or advance into college we will help you meet your goals! The Department of Postsecondary Education will provide one tuition free college course up to four credit hours for students who successfully complete the Ready to Work program.

Contact Us

The Ready to Work program is operated by the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education and AIDT. For additional information about the Ready to Work program at Calhoun Community College contact 256-306-2831 or 256-713-4866 or write:

Denise Boswell
Huntsville Campus
Tawana.boswell@calhoun.edu

Dan Burleson
Decatur Campus
Dan.burleson@calhoun.edu