Career Search Tools & Training
The NW-SCC Career Center understands the value of transforming high-quality education into gainful employment. The services exist to prepare current students & alumni to make informed decisions as they identify their strengths and values while discovering future paths for success.
Alabama Industrial Development Training AIDT offers a variety of classes & training opportunities.
Interview T.I.P.S. helps applicants prepare for job interviews. The program includes:
Tips for effective interviewing (preparation, communication, dress)
AIDT is willing to bring this program to your site. Schools, churches, and other community agencies are encouraged to contact AIDT’s Leadership Development team to schedule a program.
Leadership Development Classes are offered on a continuous basis at various Education Alliances around the state.
Leadership Skills 1 is the recommended first course for first-line, team leads and/or new supervisors.
Leadership Skills 2 is a follow-up course to Leadership Skills 1, and includes more advanced topics of supervision.
Leadership Skills 3 is the newest class in the Leadership Skills series. It is recommended for those who have previously attended LSI and LSII.
Jobs Program provides services and work supports to parents receiving cash assistance to help them find and retain employment. These services and supports seek to address barriers such as lack of adequate child care, poor access to transportation, domestic violence and substance abuse, all which greatly limit the ability to obtain and retain employment.
Services also include employability assessments, job readiness and job skills training, disability assessments and adult education.
Christian Women's Job Corps of the Shoals is a community-wide ministry of the Women’s Missionary Union committed to helping ladies develop into responsible, employable individuals, with good character and a strong moral foundation, moving them toward self-sufficiency. Bible study and one-on-one mentoring are the key factors and are what set this ministry apart from other job-readiness programs. Life skills and of course workforce readiness training are also mainstays.
Ready to Work (RTW) provides FREE training in basic skills and abilities required by most leading businesses and industries in Alabama.
The RTW curriculum is designed by Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT) to build skills based on demands of local businesses and industries along with a nation-wide growth in technology, computer knowledge and employment availability. Successful graduates will receive:
Alabama Certified Worker certificate from AIDT
National Career Readiness certificate from ACT WorkKeys; this allows them to compete for jobs in today's competitive market
The opportunity for a FREE 3 credit hour college course at Northwest-Shoals Community College
LinkedIn's community and resources are here to help you discover new career paths, learn relevant skills, find jobs that are in-demand and stand out to recruiters.
Start developing your skills for free with learning paths from LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft Learn, then practice tech skills in the GitHub Learning Lab.
LinkedIn’s data uncovers career paths by matching your skills to thousands of job titles.
Once you’ve landed the interview, we want to help you ace it. Here are courses, interactive tools, and common Q&A to ensure you do.
Vocational Rehabilitation Service (VRS) helps Alabamians with disabilities achieve independence through employment. VRS provides specialized employment- and education-related services and training to assist teens and adults with disabilities in becoming employed.
Veteran Training Resources
NW-SCC believes that veterans & their dependents are entitled to all financial assistance & benefits accrued through service to their country.
to assist veterans, active duty military, guardsmen, and reservists and their family members in taking full advantage of the educational benefits available to them through the GI Bill, Federal Tuition Assistance and other programs. We also strive to help students make the transition from active military duty to UNA.
Sheffield Career Center
Sheffield, AL 35660
In order to meet the growing need for businesses to hire and train skilled workers, the regional Career Centers offer a range of services to the workforce in Alabama. Services vary depending on which location you visit, but all Career Centers exist to help you succeed. Please reach out to a Career Center near you to take advantage of the wonderful services they offer!
Your tool for career exploration and job analysis!
O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!
Northstar Digital Literacy is a FREE resource which defines basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. Online, self-guided modules assess the ability of individuals to perform tasks based on these skills. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in three main areas:
Essential Computer Skills - Computer Basics, Internet Basics, Email, Windows OS, Mac OS X
Essential Software Skills – Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Using Technology to Accomplish Tasks - Social Media, Information Literacy.
Explearning is for developing personal and professional social skills. We also focus on the everyday moments that make up the majority of our lives, the social skills and know-how you need to thrive in your relationships, communities, and in your own head-space. Whether it's making small talk, telling stories, making friends, fostering positive self-talk, managing conflict or communicating across cultures,
APT’s “American Graduate: Getting to Work” supports partners who are addressing Alabama’s workforce crisis: the gap between job openings in high-demand skilled jobs and the shortage of people qualified to fill them.
ALABAMA WORKS JOB SEEKER GUIDES:
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JOB SEEKER ASSISTANCE:
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