Our workforce development staff member, workforce development committee, and education committee, work closely with area school systems, post-secondary education institutions, service agencies, state agencies, and business and industry, in order to identify community needs, and coordinate effective solutions, tailored to locally identified problems.
WORK-KEYS is a product of American College Testing (ACT). It is a national system for teaching and assessing workplace skills. Information about the program can be found at the ACT website: www.act.org/workkeys.
Job Shadowing Activities
Groundhog Job Shadow Day is an annual nationwide effort to introduce students to the world of work. The Boys and Girls Club organizes and conducts this activity locally. For more information, call (334) 793-5650. General information, a start-up guide and an instructional tutorial are available at the website www.jobshadow.com.
The Ms. Foundation has sponsored "Take our daughters to work day" for nine years. Locally, Girls Inc. of Dothan has opted to expand the event to include young men, and called the event "Take our youth to work day." The Ms. Foundation website provides information on this activity. Visit www.takeourdaughterstowork.org.
You can learn more about Girls Inc. of Dothan and find local contact information at www.girlsincdothan.org.
Job Corps is a public-private partnership administered by the U.S. Department of Labor. The program serves at-risk youth between the ages of 16 and 24. There are two Job Corps training centers in Alabama. More information may be obtained locally by contacting the Dothan Area Career Center at (334) 792-2121, Jackson-Pierce Job Corps Admissions and Career Services at (334) 678-1438 or visiting the Job Corps website http://jobcorps.doleta.gov.