Department of Workforce Services
Location: 324 W. Pershing, Suite 1, North Little Rock, AR 72114
Instructors: Patrick Marks, Karen Kenedy (Distance Learning Only)
Phone: (501) 376-4119
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM-4:30 PM (TABE testing only on Mondays)
This location provides 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).
Students must be 18 years of age (or older), 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.
WAGE Employability and Customer Service I Certificates require a student to academically score 9.0-grade levels on the TABE. The WAGE Customer Service II, Bank Teller, Industrial, and Office Technology Certificates require 12.9-grade levels on the TABE. 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 certification.
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 the instructor aware of your goals.
Pulaski County Adult Education Center
Location: 4424B Hwy 121, North Little Rock, AR 72117
Phone: (501) 945-6055
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM-12:00 PM Instructors: Carolyn Scales
GED Testing: Tuesday and Thursday 8:30-4:00 PM (call for appointment)
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, 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 at 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 8:00 am- 4:00 pm.
ESL Classes: Tuesdays & Thursday 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm.
Instructors: Lisa Armstrong, Cynthia Beene, Beth Currie, Seresa Hall (nights only), and Anita Powell (Nights Only), and Karen Kennedy (Mon. Night Only)
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.
Tuesday and Wednesday mornings there is an ESL class from 10 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. ESL students may come anytime, though, during the day and work at computers on such programs as USA Learns, Pumarosa Duolingo. GED classes, WAGE, and Teknimedia are also taught at Seis Puentes during daytime hours.
Martes y miércoles por la mañana hay una clase de ESL de 10 a.m. hasta las 11:30 a.m. Los estudiantes de ESL pueden venir en cualquier momento, sin embargo, durante el día y el trabajo en las computadoras en programas como USA Learns, Pumarosa Duolingo. Las clases de GED, WAGE y Teknimedia también se enseñan en Seis Puentes durante las horas diurnas.
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.
Hay una noche especial “Cafecito” el tercer martes de cada mes. Los estudiantes de ESL pueden practicar en diferentes actividades de grupo y / o usar una computadora. Se proporciona café y se anima a los estudiantes a traer un bocadillo favorito.
What happens in English class? ¿Qué pasa en la clase de inglés?
Our ESL classes are divided into three levels, according to the level a student has tested, and they Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced. The Beginner class focuses learning to speak, read and write in English. The Intermediate group begins to focus on English grammar, more reading and writing, and speaking skills. The Advanced group focuses on grammar, reading comprehension and writing in the English Language.
Nuestras clases de ESL se dividen en tres niveles, de acuerdo al nivel que un estudiante ha probado, y que son principiantes, intermedios y avanzados. La clase Beginner se enfoca en aprender a hablar, leer y escribir en inglés. El grupo intermedio comienza a centrarse en la gramática inglesa, más lectura y escritura, y habilidades de discurso. El grupo Advanced se enfoca en la gramática, comprensión de lectura y escritura en el idioma inglés.