Local Initiatives

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.

For more information about the local WorkKeys program, contact Tami Roper at Wallace Community College at (334) 556-2414 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

Counselor In-Service
An annual event, which is provided for area school counselors, is the "Counselor-In-Service" program. The program is conducted at the Dothan campus of Wallace Community College. The program is designed to assist counselors in showing their students the relevancy between local post-secondary school and training opportunities, community needs, and available career paths. For more information, contact Debi Breedlove, Wallace Community College, at (334) 983-3521, ext. 2224 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Adopt-A-School program is extremely helpful in providing local support to our school systems. Business and industry are encouraged to actively participate at whatever level they are comfortable. The programs and resources, which these relationships provide, are invaluable to the community. To inquire about Adopt-A-School participation, contact Linda Kelley, director of community development, at (334) 792-5138 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Job Corps
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.

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