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Local students complete CACC Ready to Work program

Coastal Alabama Community College officials said recently that they had a successful Ready to Work program this June.

The program included four recent graduates from local high schools, according to a release.

Ms. Leketha Bradley was their teacher, and all four graduated from the program with their National Career Readiness Certificate and their Alabama Certified Worker certificate.

All four also earned a scholarship that can be used toward any four-credit class at CACC.

With these certificates, the students will be able to show future employers and schools that they are well versed in the core skills needed to be successful in any job or program, according to a release.

To earn the Alabama Certified Worker Certificate, the students needed to show proficiency in the latest in office technology, personal financial literacy, workplace communication and behavior skills, problem solving and critical thinking skills, time management skills, as well as job preparation tools. The National Career Readiness Certificate is a portable, evidence-based credential that certifies the essential skills for workplace success. Employers look for it from job candidates, whether they come directly from high school, work-based learning programs, or through postsecondary paths, because it is a valid predictor of job performance.