Free Workforce Training Now

NW-SCC is offering free training through CTE 101 and Ready to Work programs.  The registration deadline is January 19.

MUSCLE SHOALS  - Northwest-Shoals Community College’s (NW-SCC) Pre-Apprenticeship Program, CTE 101, and Ready to Work (RTW) program are offering a free workforce training series beginning on Tuesday, January 19. The deadline to register for these classes is this Friday, January 15. 

According to Adult Education and RTW Director, Tara Branscome, the 16 week CTE 101 program gives participants an opportunity to develop career skills, explore career technical education, and get connected with a mentor. “During the spring semester, our participants have an opportunity to earn as many as 22 workforce certifications,” said Branscome. “Our mentors help our participants stay focused and give them that bit of encouragement we all need at times.” 

CTE 101 and Ready to Work Programs have limited seats available and will accept participants on a first-come, first-served basis.  Certifications that are available through CTE 101 include: 

• Alabama Certified Worker 

• National Career Readiness Certificate 

•MSSC Certified Production Technician Certification 

• MSSC Safety and Employability 

• MSSC Quality Practices and Measurement 

• MSSC Manufacturing Processes and Production 

• MSSC Maintenance Awareness 

• OSHA 10 Certification 

• Financial Literacy Certification 

• 12 Digital Literacy Certifications 

• FEMA Active Shooter Certification 

To register or for more information about free workforce training,  call 256-331-5440/text 256-415-6992 or email