WorkReady U/Adult Education

What is WorkReady U/Adult Education?

WorkReady U is an adult education and career readiness program for adult learners who want to earn their high school equivalency diploma, improve their literacy, learn English as a second language, and transition to college, with the goal of finding a job earning a family sustaining wage. It is no longer just about obtaining your high school equivalency diploma. It’s also about acquiring the means to improve your circumstances and obtaining the skills you need for a good-paying job. Current statistics indicate that more than half of all our job openings require at least a high school diploma and two years of higher education. As a result, CLTCC is working hard to lower the number of individuals in Louisiana without a high school diploma.

WorkReady U services and opportunities include:

  • High school equivalency diploma preparation (HiSET prep)
  • Secondary credential preparation
  • Basic skills remediation
  • English as a second language (resources for migrant and seasonal farm workers)

Next Steps Scholarship
       Scholarship Details:
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Five for Six Scholarship
        The 5 for 6 Scholarship is awarded to individuals without a high school diploma or equivalency who wish to enroll at a Louisiana Community or Technical College.
        Am I Eligible for the Five for Six Scholarship? Use our eligibility quiz to see if you qualify. 
        Click here to take the quiz:

Louisiana HSE Test Scholarship
         Scholarship Guidelines:
         Scholarship Application:
         Am I Eligible for the HSE Scholarship? Click here to take the quiz:

How do I earn my high school equivalency diploma?

Today, adults who did not earn their diploma in high school must take and pass High School Equivalency Test (HiSET®) to earn a state-issued high school equivalency diploma. The HiSET® is the new alternative to the General Educational Development (GED®) test. In 2014, Louisiana adopted the HiSET® from Educational Testing Service (ETS), replacing the GED® test. The HiSET® is more affordable, available in both paper- and computer-delivered testing formats, and administered at state-selected test centers. Your skills and knowledge are measured in five core areas that make up the five subtests: Language Arts – Reading, Language Arts – Writing, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.

The HISET® can help you achieve your important state-issued high school equivalency credential.  Many individuals have participated in the WorkReady U program. Click on the links below to hear their stories.

How do I request more information?

Click on the link below and complete the Prospect Inquiry Form.
Prospect Inquiry Form

How do I enroll in WorkReady U/Adult Education?

Complete the enrollment form below or enroll in-person at the instructional site nearest you.
Enrollment Form

Special Note for Minors:
If you are 16- or 17-years-old, you must obtain an approved age waiver or documentation of current enrollment in a state approved Louisiana Options/Connections program. The waiver can be obtained from your local parish school board office.

What happens after I enroll?

You will work at your own pace on the subject areas you need to focus on based on the results of your TABE test. From there, you will take a practice HiSET® to determine if you are ready to take the official HiSET®.

Note: Louisiana requires test preparation and authorization to take the HiSET® if you are 16–18 years-old. The practice exams are offered free of charge through WorkReady U.

When and where are classes offered?

Classes are offered at multiple campuses in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings for working adults and those with families. Therefore, most students are able to find a class schedule that works for them. CLTCC currently offers WorkReady U in ten parishes – Allen, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon, and Winn. You can reach the WorkReady U staff by email at [email protected], by phone or in person.

Allen Parish

SOWELA- Oakdale Campus
117 Highway 1152
Oakdale, La. 71463

Denise Cloud-Miller – Instructor
Phone: (318) 335-3944, ext. 4551
Email: [email protected] 


Katrina Collins-Instructor 
Phone: (318) 757-6501, ext. 4401
Email: [email protected]

Concordia Parish

Ferriday Campus
2100 E.E. Wallace Boulevard
P.O. Box 1465
Ferriday, La. 71334

Katrina Collins – Site Coordinator/Instructor
Phone: (318) 757-6501, ext. 4403
Email: [email protected]

Phone: (318) 757-6501, ext. 4401

Grant Parish

Mel Shaw – Instructor
Email: [email protected]

Kimberly Taylor – Instructor
Email: [email protected]

Liz Fredrick – Paraeducator
Phone: (318) 628-4342, ext. 5022
Email: [email protected] 

LaSalle Parish

CLTCC Rod Brady Campus                           
521 East Bradford St               
Jena, La. 71321

Phone: (318) 992-2910 ext 7007

Liz Fredrick – Paraeducator
Phone: (318) 628-4342, ext. 5022
Email: [email protected] 

Natchitoches Parish

CLTCC Natchitoches Campus
6587 Hwy 1 Bypass
Natchitoches, La. 71457

Amy Ennis – Instructor
Phone: (318) 357-3162 ext. 3223
Email: [email protected]

Lacey Crow, Paraeducator
Phone: (318) 357-3162 ext. 3223
Email: [email protected]

Rapides Parish

Alexandria Main Campus
516 Murray Street
Alexandria, La. 71301

Elizabeth Allen – Site Coordinator/Instructor
Phone: (318) 487-5443, ext. 1125
Email: [email protected]

Maria Ardoin – Para-Educator
Phone: (318) 487-5443, ext. 1127
Email: [email protected]

Sabine Parish

CLTCC Sabine Valley Campus
1255 Fisher Road
Many, LA 71449

Sarah McDonald – Instructor
Phone: (318) 256-4102, ext. 8120
Email: [email protected]

Lacey Crow, Paraeducator
Phone: (318) 357-3162 ext. 3223
Email: [email protected]

Vernon Parish

CLTCC Lamar Salter Campus                           
15014 Lake Charles Hwy               
Leesville, La. 71446

Penny Sweat – Site Coordinator/Instructor
Phone: (337) 537-3135, ext. 1205
Email: [email protected]

Virgina Davis – Paraeducator
Phone: (337) 537-3135, ext. 1203
Email: [email protected]

Winn Parish

CLTCC Huey P. Long Campus                           
5960 Highway 167 North               
Winnfield, La. 71483

Brandon Jones – Instructor
Phone: (318) 628-4342, ext. 5022
Email: [email protected] 

Liz Fredrick – Paraeducator
Phone: (318) 628-4342, ext. 5022
Email: [email protected] 

When can I take the HiSET?

You will work with your instructor at one of our sites to determine when you are prepared to take the HiSET. The HiSET® is given multiple times each month at different locations. To register for the test, go to You will need to create a user profile or call EST/HiSET® at 1-855 MyHiSET (1-855-694-4738). Registration closes 24 hours before the scheduled testing time.

How much does it cost to take the HiSET?

The total fee for all five subtests is computer $98.75 or paper $115.00. Go to the Louisiana HiSET® Requirements page at to see the fees for individual subtests. The fees vary for additional subtests and/or retests taken within a 12-month period.

How do I request my transcript/duplicate diploma?

All requests must be sent to The fees are $15 for a transcript and $25 for a diploma.