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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.

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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?

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 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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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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Connecting Veterans with Jobs & Employers with Veterans

Connecting Veterans with Jobs & Employers with Veterans

Preparation tools and job information for veterans and employers of veterans.

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Misty Reeves earned a sonographer certificate which helped launch her career in health science. Learn more at aptv.org/AmGrad . . As high school career technical education students, young adults can graduate workforce ready, with a diploma and a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) credential. This credential is stackable, which means it is part of a sequence of credentials that can be accumulated over time to build up an individual’s qualifications and help them to move along a career pathway or up a career ladder to different and potentially higher-paying jobs, such as a sonographer. Misty Reeves is a sonographer at Washington County Hospital. If you are interested or know someone who is interested in pursuing a career in health science, 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. #AmGrad #AmGradAL #AlabamaWorks

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