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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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
CLICK EACH LOGO BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THAT INDUSTRY!
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.”
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.
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.
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.