Students & Training

How can you be better prepared to step right into the workforce skill-ready? Check out the following resources!

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.

Obtain Readiness Certificate
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Student, Parent and Educator Resources

If you are a student, parent or educator, check out some of the resources that are available to help launch anyone into a job or career.

K-12 Career Coaches
Alabama Career and Technical Education​ (CTE)
Local and National Scholarship Opportunites
ACT Student Resources
AlabamaWorks! Youth Programs
GO BUILD IN THE CLASSROOM

Career and Technical Education Centers and 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 & Technical Education Program logo

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.

Explore Career Planning System

Career Clusters

Learn about the career clusters available to you right here in your region.

Explore Our Career Clusters

CTE Cluster Program Guides

This link will provide CTE Cluster Program Guides for each pathway with the Clusters offered by Alabama CTE programs.

View CTE Program Guides

Career Readiness Indicators (CRI)

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.

View Career Readiness Indicators
Career Readiness FAQ
Career Readiness Indicator Questionnaire

The 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.

Search for a Community College near you
Learn about Dual Enrollment

Regional Community College Resources

Click the links below to connect with the Community Colleges in the Southeast AlabamaWorks region. Visit their sites to find our more information about the programs and services they offer.

Enterprise State Community College (ESCC)

Enterprise, Andalusia, Ozark, online

ESCC Academic Catalog

Alabama Aviation College
(AAC, a unit of Enterprise State)

Andalusia, Ozark

ESCC Academic Catalog

Lurleen B. Wallace Community College (LBWCC)

Andalusia, Greenville, Luverne, MacArthur

LBW Academic Catalog

Wallace Community College (WCC)

Dothan, Eufaula

WCC Academic Catalog

CAREER SUCCESS GUIDES

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. 

Your Next Job Awaits.
Your Future Career Begins.

Do you need help planning your future career? Where can I learn about high-demand jobs?

Check out the AlabamaWorks Career Success Guides!

AlabamaWorks Career Success Guides

Print Guides

You can also view or download a file for the cluster of your choice below. Each PDF file is print-ready, and can be sent to any professional print shop to be printed, bound, and prepared to be put into the hands of students!

Print Guides

Interactive App

The Online Interactive Guide allows you to explore all sixteen career clusters. It has additional “HOT JOBS” information not found in the printed versions…all available at your fingertips to review as you wish. PLUS, it allows you to download and print a Course list for each Career Pathway.

Interactive App

Southeast Worlds of Work

As a project of the Southeast AlabamaWorks, Inc., Southeast WOW is an interactive career experience for almost 6,000 eighth grade students from 10 counties in Alabama: Barbour, Bulter, Coffee, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston and Pike Counties; as well as three counties from southwest Georgia and three counties from northwest Florida. Students will participate in fun, educational and hands-on experiences while they learn about the vast career options available here in our local region. The Southeast WOW gives students and educators an overview of high-demand, high-wage career opportunities which address the workforce needs in our region and beyond and an Experience for a Lifetime. Some of the industry sectors are represented include:

Ready to Learn More About Southeast WOW?

Southeast AlabamaWorks hosts ~ 6000 8th graders from Alabama and Florida!

  • Students gain a broad understanding of high-demand, well-paying careers
  • Gain awareness of current workforce needs in the region
  • Fun, educational, hands-on experience
Explore Southeast WOW

CLICK EACH LOGO BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THAT INDUSTRY!

Agriculture/Agribusiness

Automotive Technology

Aviation/Aerospace

Construction/Building Science

Health Science

Logistics/Transportation

Manufacturing

Media/Technology

Public Service/Military

Utilities

Education Success Stories

“Thank you so much for the efforts that you and so many others have put into Wiregrass Works this year. It is one of the best events that I’ve ever attended with my middle school students. I thought it was great last year and even better this time around! There is no doubt that an event like this takes considerable planning and coordination and I want everyone to know that it is most appreciated.

It is my hope that Wiregrass Works will continue to exist and grow.”

Thad Smith, 8th Grade Computer Teacher - Rehobeth Middle School

Every year, we do a career project in conjunction with our career coordinator for the county. This field trip is a culminating activity that allows students to explore careers available to them that they might not have originally thought of exploring for the project.

Teacher, Wicksburg High School

We are going to be creating Vision boards in which the students will create a map of their future careers and a projected plan for how to get there. The information from WOW will help them create that vision board.

Teacher, Rehobeth Middle School

WOW allows my students to look at opportunities they did not even know were available to them. It introduces them to a much bigger picture by allowing them to see real-world job opportunities and careers and have a better understanding than the classroom setting.

Teacher, Luverne High School