Department of Workforce Center
Location: 5401 S. University, Little Rock, AR 72209
Phone: (501) 320-1724
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 AM-12 PM
Instructors: Carolyn Scales
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.
Little Rock Goodwill
WAGE, GED, and Career Readiness Certification classes
Location: 7400 Scott Hamilton, Little Rock, AR 72209, Door #3
Phone: (501) 372-5100 Ext. 1162
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Friday 10:30 AM -4:30 PM
Instructors: Tonya Barnett
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.