W.A.G.E. Program


WAGE™ is a work readiness training program designed to ensure that unemployed and underemployed Arkansans have the skills necessary to be successful in the workplace. WAGE™ offers these state-issued certificates: Employability, Customer Service 1 & 2, Office Technology. WAGE™ accepts students who assess with at least a 9.0 grade-level equivalency on the TEST of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and who have a goal of obtaining a job, retaining a job, improving their skill level to gain improved employment, or entering next-level workplace training.

Participating employers agree to give added consideration to WAGE™ students; given all other candidate qualifications are equal. Some employers provide various incentives to encourage employees to complete WAGE™ including: a sign on bonus, increase in hourly rates, release time for classes, or as a pre-requisite to be enrolled in next-level workplace training.


How can a WAGE™ graduate benefit your business?

WAGE™ Return on Investment
$ Production improves.
$ Quality goes up.
$ Waste is reduced.
$ Profits increase.
$ Safety incidents are reduced.
$ Customer satisfaction improves.
$ Recruitment costs are reduced.
$ Employee retention improves.
$ Employee attitude improves.
$ Employees show more interest and success at next level of technical training.
$ Employer competes better in a global economy; likelihood of longevity improves.

To find out more information about the W.A.G.E. Program, please call the Pulaski County Adult Education Center at 501-945-6055

2 Responses to W.A.G.E. Program

  1. Anonymous says:

    Will you be having any Job Fairs in 2014? My name is Lisa Ferrell and I am with Medlinc, Inc. Medlinc is a family operated and owned business that offers a C.N.A. school with 2 week classes from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday or night classes for 4 weeks from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. We also have a staffing agency for C.N.A’s, R.N.’s, L.P.N.’s, A.P.N’s, Dietary Aides, etc.
    We would love to come and share more about these opportunities!
    Please feel free to email me at lferrell@medlincstaffing.com or you can reach me at 492-7200.
    Thank you ! Lisa Ferrell

  2. Sorry, but the Job Fair planned for this year has been postponed. We will be sure to post information on the next one on the website, though!

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