Department of Workforce Center/WAGE
Location: 5401 S. University, Little Rock, AR 72209
Phone: (501) 320-1724
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 until 3:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Instructors: David Adcock
WAGE (Workforce Alliance for Growth in the Economy) is a training program intended to assist individuals with attaining marketable employment skills and to create a skilled workforce for employers. The areas of training include reading comprehension, English grammar, mathematics, and computer literacy. We also stress personal employment skills, such as attitude, realistic goal-setting, timeliness, appearance, resume building and interviewing. While WAGE does not have job placement services, we do have a list of partners who recognize WAGE certificates in the hiring process.
Partnered with the Little Rock Workforce Center, we serve the general public, as well as TEA clients. People are able to obtain WAGE certificates from our program. Also, we help students obtain their Career Readiness Certificate. If they fail a portion of the Key Training test or Work Keys test, then we assist them with remediation. Our goal is to help students become employable in today’s society.
The Learning Center at Our House
GED, WAGE, and CRC
Location: 302 East Roosevelt Rd., Little Rock, AR 72206
Phone: (501) 374-7383, Ext.118
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00 A.M.- 12:00 P.M
Instructors: Jennifer Pierce
Located in southeast Little Rock, The Learning Center at OurHouse provides quality instruction and resources for the working homeless population living in OurHouse Shelter and for other adults in the surrounding community. We assess academic needs and then design individualized educational programs that help people gain marketable work skills. With our new computer lab, we offer numerous software programs to improve skills such as typing, basic computer, job readiness, math, language arts, and reading. We also teach several classes, including those for GED preparation, resume building, healthy relationships, financial planning, cooking and nutrition, and parenting. Teachers, staff, and volunteers are available for large group and one-on-one assistance in target areas. Our main goal is to help adults successfully re-enter the workforce well-equipped to earn a living wage and to contribute positively to the community.
Little Rock Goodwill
WAGE, GED, and Career Readiness Certification classes
Location: 7400 Scott Hamilton, Little Rock, AR 72209
Phone: (501) 372-5100 Ext. 1162
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM, Friday 8:00 AM -2:30 PM
Instructors: Elaine Cook and Vickie Golden
The Center offers GED, WAGE, and CRC classes for students 18 and older. Students must first enroll and take the TABE test. From the TABE, instructors will be able to see what skills are needed 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 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.
Career Readiness Certification is also available for students.
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Students may also enroll to improve basic skills without going for a GED or WAGE certificate. Please make instructors aware of your goals.