America Graduate

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American Graduate

Since 2011, the public media initiative American Graduate, made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), has grown into one of the largest public media collaborations across the country with over 125 local public media organizations, and national television and radio producers and distributors, working with more than 1,700 community partners. National and local reporting, public forums and town halls, and education resources drove awareness and discussions among leaders, educators, students and concerned citizens, and inspired adults to become an American Graduate Champion for the nation’s youth. Stations played an important role in helping communities address the challenges and highlight local solutions to the dropout crisis, and the national graduation rate is now at an unprecedented 84.1 percent.

View more information about previous phases of APT’s American Graduate work.

American Graduate: Getting to Work 2018-2019

In 2018, together with 19 stations, CPB launched the initiative’s next phase, “American Graduate: Getting To Work,” to partner with schools and businesses in order to help prepare students with the skill sets and training needed to be part of the new workforce, especially in high-demand fields. 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.

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Alabama Works!

Alabama Works!

Helpful workforce resources for job seekers, students, older workers, veterans, and the unemployed.

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Looking for work?

Looking for work?

Browse this list of online resources and programs to get help finding a job in Alabama.

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Soft Skills

Soft Skills

View this collection of online resources, videos, lessons, and more about soft skills that help prepare for a career.

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Career Learning Resources

Career Learning Resources

Career Counselors, Educators, Parents, and Students: Check out these learning resources that are organized by careers and clusters!

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Alabama Career Success Stories

Alabama Career Success Stories

In these video playlists from the Alabama Community College System, adults show how they were able to achieve career success.

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Career Success Guides

Career Success Guides

The AlabamaWorks Career SUCCESS Guides App and/or Printables will help you learn more about the upcoming high-demand careers and their salary ranges, the steps you need to take to reach your career goals, and the resources available to help you get there.

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Manufacturing

Manufacturing

Dream It. Do It. Alabama. - browse this website full of resources about jobs in manufacturing in Alabama. Stories of up-and-coming young manufacturing talent

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Workplace Essential Skills

Workplace Essential Skills

Learn skills and attitudes necessary to get a job and succeed on the job with these interactive lessons and video library.

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Electrician, HVAC, and more

Electrician, HVAC, and more

KLRU Texas shares these career path stories of becoming an electrician, getting into computer IT work, and becoming an HVAC technician.

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Percy Haley took machining classes and received on-the-job training which helped launch his career in manufacturing. Learn more at http://aptv.org/AmGrad . . As a high school student, Percy participated in machining classes at Madison County Career Technical Center @careertechcenter where he earned a safety certification, CNC programming certification, and placed second in a @skillsusa contest. After graduating high school, he received on-the-job training as a machinist specializing in aerospace parts and medical instruments at Brown Precision, Inc. in Huntsville, Alabama, where he is now currently employed full-time. Annual income for machinists like Percy can begin at $46,000, and within a few years can climb as high as $100,000. . If you are interested or know someone who is interested in pursuing a career in machining, encourage them to reach out to their school counselor or career coach. Encourage interested adults to connect with their local career center for more information. http://aptv.org/AmGrad #AmGrad #AmGradAL #AlabamaWorks

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