LBW Offers Ready to Work program at Butler County Jail
March 25, 2021
LBW Adult Education and Workforce Development now offers the Ready to Work program at the Butler County Jail to provide workplace training for inmates preparing to enter the workforce.
“Having an opportunity to help inmates further their education and job readiness is a great feeling,” said Butler County Sheriff, Danny Bond. “By giving these non-violent offenders an opportunity to get their Ready to Work certification along with other necessary job skills so they can gain employment is life-changing for them and their families.”
Upon successful completion of the RTW program, graduates receive two industry-recognized credentials - National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) and Alabama Certified Worker Certificate.
The RTW curriculum consists of online and classroom components to prepare participants, including technology basics, FDIC money management, job prep, communications, problem solving, applied math, graphic literacy, and workplace documents.
“We are excited to partner with Sheriff Bond and the Butler County Jail to prepare inmates to succeed in the workforce after leaving incarceration through career pathway training,” said Dean of Workforce Development and Strategic Initiatives, Jennifer Hall. “Studies show that inmates who receive career/vocational training are less likely to become reincarcerated.”
All RTW curriculum is offered at no cost to participants through a partnership with the Alabama Community College System. The training is set to standards cited by business and industry employers in Alabama and includes soft skills, time management, problem-solving, and critical thinking techniques.
“This is a great partnership between the Sheriff’s Office and LBW Community College,” Sheriff Bond added. “If it can help just one person, then we have truly made a difference.”
The RTW program is also offered at the LBW Greenville Campus. For details about the program offered through the College, please contact Instructional Coordinator, Kelsi Scruggs at email@example.com.