Department of Workforce Services
Location: 5401 S. University, Little Rock, AR 72209
Phone: (501) 320-1724
Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
Instructors: Carolyn Scales
Our goal is to help students become employable in today’s society!
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 also 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. Individuals 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, we assist in their remediation.
Little Rock Goodwill
- W.A.G.E Certification (Job Readiness)
- GED classes and GED Ready Testing
- Career Readiness Certification classes
- Distance Learning (online courses)
Location: 7400 Scott Hamilton, Little Rock, AR 72209, Door #3
Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 4:30pm
Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Instructor: Tonya Barnett
Our Site at Goodwill Little Rock offers classes for students 18 and older. Students must first enroll and take the TABE test. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and allow 3 hours for enrollment and the TABE test. You will need to bring your Arkansas Drivers License or ID and your social security card. From the results of the TABE test, your instructor can determine what skills you need to focus on.
Students may qualify to take the GED Ready test by scoring at 535 or more in reading or math on TABE test and following the Student Checklist for the GED. Once this qualification is met, you must pass the GED Ready Test with a 145 or higher in order to take the Official GED.
For more about Official GED testing, click here.
Students may enroll in our W.A.G.E program after score a 535 or higher on the TABE testing. Students with less than 535 will need to refresh their basic skills first. WAGE certificates are offered in Employability, Customer Service 1 & 2, Banking, Industrial, and Office Technology.
Studying for Career Readiness Certification is also available.
Click here to learn more about the CRC.
Students may also enroll to improve basic skills without seeking a GED or WAGE certificate. Please make instructors aware of your goals.