North Little Rock Workforce
Location: 324 W. Pershing, Suite 1, North Little Rock, AR 72114
Instructor: Karen Kennedy
Phone: (501) 376-4119
Hours: Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Friday: 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
This location provides GED® preparation, GED Ready™ (assessment to determine if student is ready to take the official test), college transition preparation, Computer Literacy, keyboarding, WAGE (Workforce Alliance for Growth in the Economy) Employability, Customer Service, Bank Teller, Industrial, and Office Technology Certificates, and preparation for the Career Ready Certificate (CRC) for students 18 years of age and older.
Students must complete an intake form and take the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) test. Based on the assessment results and the individual’s goals, an individual learning plan is developed to provide the skills needed for the student’s success.
Please allow 2.5 hours to enroll and take the TABE. You will need to bring your Arkansas driver’s license or ID and your social security card.
Students may qualify to take the GED Ready™ by scoring 9th grade levels in reading, math, and language on the A Level TABE test and following the PCSSD Adult Education Student Checklist for the GED. Once all qualifications are met, the student must pass the GED Ready™ in order to take the Official GED®. The subjects are Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The GED® is given at PCSSD Adult Education’s Center in Rose City.
The student can complete one subject (i.e. GED Ready™ Reasoning through Language Arts then GED®) at a time. This segmenting allows the student to give full attention to the subject and may reduce test anxiety.
WAGE Employability and Customer Service I Certificates require a student to academically score 9.0 grade level. The WAGE Customer Service II, Bank Teller, Industrial, and Office Technology Certificates require 12.9 grade levels. While working on keyboarding, computer literacy skills, and soft career skills, the student may be working on academic skills to achieve the required levels for the certificates.
Students may also enroll to improve basic skills without going for a GED® or WAGE certificate. This can assist in preparing for college entrance exams, employment exams, and improvement in Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information to earn a CRC. Please make instructors aware of your goals.
Central AR Vocational Rehab Services
Location: 2200 Ft. Roots Drive, Bldg. #89 Room 110, North Little Rock, AR 72114
Hours: Monday 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Instructors: Michelle, Powell, Valerie Wells, and Betty Dent
Phone: (501) 257-1622
We offer classes for veterans wishing to re-enter the workforce, obtain a GED, or enter post-secondary education.We also offer computer classes through courses such as Teknimedia.
Pulaski County Adult Education Center
Location: 4300 Haywood Street, North Little Rock, AR 72117
Phone: (501) 945-6055
Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 12:00-4:00 PM Tuesday and Thursday Evenings 5:00-8:00 PM
Instructor: Ken Bunch
GED Administrator: Crystal Eldridge
The Pulaski County Adult Education Main Center is open four days a week and offers night classes, too! This location provides GED® preparation, Apprenticeship Basic Skills, W.A.G.E Employability, Customer Service, Banking, Industrial, and Clerical Certificates, and official GED Testing for students 18 and older.
Students must first come in to enroll and take the TABE test. From the TABE, instructors will be able to see what skills need refreshed or learned before continuing. Please allow 2.5 hours to enroll and take the TABE. You will need to bring your Arkansas driver’s license or ID and your social security card.
Students may qualify to take the GED Ready test by scoring 9th grade levels in reading, math, and language on the A Level TABE test and following the Student Checklist for the GED. Once all qualifications are met, the student must pass the GED Ready Test in order to take the Official GED. The subjects are Reasoning through Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
Students interested in the computer classes may enroll in WAGE full time after qualifying on the TABE with 9.0 or higher. Students with less than 9.0 will need to refresh their basic skills. For most WAGE certificates, a student will eventually need to earn 12.9 on the TABE. WAGE certificates are offered in Employability, Customer Service 1 & 2, Banking, Industrial, and Office Technology.
Students may also enroll to improve basic skills without going for a GED or WAGE certificate. Please make instructors aware of your goals.
Seis Puentes/Six Bridges
Location: 4202A Camp Robinson Road
North Little Rock, AR 72118
Phone: (501) 291-1772
Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Friday: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Instructors: Jenni Duncan, Tara Simpson, and Audrey Moore
The mission of Seis Puentes is to empower and support the Latino/Hispanic community of Central Arkansas through education and information. Our name, Seis Puentes or Six Bridges, refers to the bridges over the Arkansas River connecting our twin cities and symbolizes our work to create connections and opportunities between the Latino/Hispanic communities and general life in Arkansas.
During daytime hours at Seis Puentes, students normally work on activities from the computer programs USA Learns and Pumarosa. A Spanish-speaking instructor provides individual or small group instruction if needed.
There is a special “Cafecito” night the third Tuesday of every month. ESL students can practice in different group activities and/or use a computer. Coffee is provided and students are encouraged to bring a favorite snack.
What happens in English class? ¿Qué pasa en la clase de inglés?
In English class a student might practice conversation, work on the computer, or review some written assignments with a teacher. Tuesday and Thursday group classes may answer questions from an easy-reader newspaper. They may create sentences out of word cards, work one-on-one with a volunteer, or read a story and discuss it. Last week a guest speaker came in to tell about available health services. This week we’ll use a card game with early-arrivers–they are going to learn the names of professions and jobs, leading up to the Job Fair. Need to work on vocabulary? We’ll put you in USA Learns! There’s a way for everyone to learn. Come see us at Seis Puentes, 4202 Camp Robinson Road, NLR
En la clase de inglés el estudiante pueda practicar conversación, trabajar en la computadora, o repasar algunos trabajos escritos con una profesora. Los martes y los jueves hay clases en grupo. Los estudiantes a veces responden a las preguntas de un periódico para los lectores nuevos. Pueden crear oraciones, trabajar uno-a-uno con un voluntario, o leer una historia y hablar sobre ella. La semana pasada una oradora invitada entró a informarnos sobre los servicios de salud que son disponibles. Esta semana vamos a utilizar un juego de cartas con los estudiantes quienes llegan temprano. Este juego van a enseñar los nombres de profesiones y puestos de trabajo, preparando a ellos para la Feria de Empleo. Necesitas trabajar en el vocabulario? Te pondremos en “USA Learns! Hay una manera de ayudar a todos a aprender. Venga a vernos en Seis Puentes, 4202 Camp Robinson Road, NLR!