WorkReady U – Adult Education

Welcome to WorkReadyU – the Adult Education Program at Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College!

Thank you for your interest in WorkReadyU (WRU) our adult education program at Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College. We have programs in Bienville Parish, Caddo Parish, Claiborne Parish, DeSoto Parish, and Webster Parish.  We also provide training where locations are not obstacles.  We provide opportunities for students to complete their high school equivalency (HISET) while training for a new career and even earn college credit. We are not your mom-and-pop’s “adult ed” anymore!

In 2010, the Louisiana Legislature made the commitment to further adult education by moving adult education program from the Louisiana Department of Education to the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS). This was the first step in acknowledging the needs of adult learners. LCTCS took on this challenge and re-branded adult education in Louisiana as WorkReadyU (WRU).

Northwest Louisiana Technical College soon followed LCTCS’s direction and became the WRU provider for the parishes of Caddo, Desoto, Webster, Claiborne, and Bienville.

Here is what Northwest’s WRU can do for you:

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If you want to assist your child in their homework or obtain your high school equivalency, we can help you obtain those goals in through WorkReadyU.

There are a few criteria for enrolling in this program:

  • One must be 16 years of age or older to enter.
  • Students who are 16 and 17 years old must be released from their local school board prior to enrollment by completing this form.
  • Students between the ages of 16 and 18 must complete the pre-HiSet test at one of our testing sites in order to take the HiSet test.
  • Make a commitment to themselves

WorkReady U Components

College & Career Readiness

Our College & Career Readiness programming is designed for those students who may have been out of school a while and need their knowledge updated to enter the workforce or college. It is also geared toward students who may need assistance in becoming successful before entering college.

Community Education

Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College is concerned about the every-day skills that one must know to conduct their daily affairs. Financial literacy, digital literacy, health literacy and workplace ethics are just a few examples of our community education programming components. Customized community education courses and workshops can be designed to fit the needs of an organization or a community. Just reach out and we can develop a successful program together.

Career Pathways

We understand the needs of adult learners and have made a commitment to get you into one of our career pathways. Our 5-for-6 Scholarship is available to WRU students who have a desire to enter into one of our many career pathways and earn a certification, a technical diploma or even a college degree.

Did you know that a WRU student can receive Pell funds to enter into a program?
Did you know that Pell funds are grants that do not have to be paid back?

The first step is to fill out a FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Our staff at each campus is happy to assist you in completing your financial aid application.

Customized Training for Employers

Don’t think we left employers out. The WRU program works closely with Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College’s Workforce Office to provide you with Work-Ready employees. One example of how the WRU program can help employers is designing “soft skills” training for your employees. Just reach out to us and we will work with you to develop an ideal program for your company.

Customization for Students

If you feel as if you don’t fall into any one of these categories, please reach out to your local WRU site and tell them your needs. Our knowledgeable instructors can advise you in helping you meet your educational and career goals.

I encourage you to click on each site and get to know your local contact. We are passionate about adult education in Northwest Louisiana and would be glad to speak to any organization about adult education opportunities. Remember, we are not your mom-and-pop’s adult education program: WE ARE WORKREADY U!

DeSoto Parish Adult Education

Teacher: Cathy Toups
Email: marytoups@nwltc.edu
Phone: (318) 872-2243

Please follow our Facebook page @NorthwestLTC  for up-to-the-minute information or call (318) 371-3035.

Webster Parish Adult Education

Welcome to the Adult Education Program. Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College Minden Campus is one site in Webster Parish where a student can earn their high school equivalency and much, much more. We also partner with Wild Goose Ministries in Springhill to provide adult education services. Find out more information about Wild Goose Ministries.

Adult Education Program

Teacher: Loretta Kelley
Email: lorettakelley@nwltc.edu
Phone: (318) 371-3035 ext. 1132

Please follow our Facebook page @NorthwestLTC  for up-to-the-minute information.

The following are many questions and answers that we receive regularly. And, as always, you can contact (318) 371-3035 for further information as we are here for you!

 

Is your goal to obtain your HiSET?

If yes, enroll in our adult education program to begin working toward obtaining your HiSET.

How do I enroll in adult education classes?

Take the entrance exam (TABE test), given once a month ( contact the Minden Campus for exact dates). The test cost $20. Those under age 18 must have an age waiver releasing them from the public school system or those formerly enrolled in the Youth Challenge Program must provide documentation.

Can I enroll in a college program while taking adult education classes?

Yes, if one meets certain criteria. Contact Loretta Kelley for more information.

Is your goal to upgrade in math, reading, or language for a college program?

If yes, enroll in one of these classes before retesting on AccuPlacer. Contact Loretta Kelley for more information on scheduling these classes.

What is the cost of the adult education classes and/or the classes to upgrade in math, reading, or language?

There is no tuition or book costs for any of the classes. The only charge is the annual $20 TABE testing fee per year.

Can I receive a Pell grant while working towards my HiSet and a program?

The answer is “yes.” Please ask us about the requirements.

What is the cost of the HiSet Test?

The cost is $90.00 to take the ETS HiSet exam. There are scholarships available to assist with the cost of the test. Please inquire.

Where do I take the HiSet test?

There are many sites open where a student can take the HiSet exam and Northwest Louisiana Technical College Minden Campus is one of those sites. Visit www.hiset.ets.org for further details.

How can I get a copy of my HiSet or GED?

You can visit the LCTCS WRU site and request a copy. https://hserequest.lctcs.edu/

Claiborne Parish Adult Education

Classes are starting Fall 2017 in Homer!  Please follow our Facebook page @NorthwestLTC  for up-to-the-minute information or call (318) 371-3035.

For more information, please contact the Minden Campus at (318) 371-3035

If you or an organization wants to partner together and design an adult education program, please give us a call. We can help!

How can I get a copy of my HiSet or GED?

You can visit the LCTCS WRU site and request a copy. https://hserequest.lctcs.edu/

Caddo Parish Adult Education

Welcome to the Adult Education Program.

Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College now has adult education classes at our Shreveport Campus!  Classes begin on Monday, September 11th, 2017 at 9:00 am in Building E.  Bring a picture ID and $20.00.  If you are between the ages of 16-17, you must bring a waiver from your parish school board.  We look forward to working with you on your educational goals.

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Please follow our Facebook page @NorthwestLTC  for up-to-the-minute information.

Bienville Parish Adult Education

Classes are starting Fall 2017 in Ringgold!  Please follow our Facebook page @NorthwestLTC  for up-to-the-minute information or call (318) 371-3035.

For more information, please contact the Minden Campus at (318) 371-3035

If you or an organization wants to partner together and design an adult education program, please give us a call. We can help!

For more information, please contact the Minden Campus at (318) 371-3035

If you or an organization wants to partner together and design an adult education program, please give us a call. We can help!

For other locations, visit the LCTCS WRU site and search for a WRU program close to you.