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.
WorkRead 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)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone or in person.
SOWELA- Oakdale Campus
Denise Cloud-Miller – Instructor
Linda Bowers – Site Coordinator/Instructor
Renee Mason – Paraeducator
Paula Crawford– Secondary Supervisor
Mel Shaw – Instructor
Kimberly Taylor – Instructor
CLTCC Rod Brady Campus
Howard Cater – Instructor
Liz Fredrick – Paraeducator
CLTCC Natchitoches Campus
Amy Ennis – Instructor
Sarah McDonald – Paraeducator
Alexandria Main Campus
Anita Kerry – Site Coordinator/Instructor
Wondietra Jack – Para-Educator
CLTCC Sabine Valley Campus
Allison Hext – Paraeducator
CLTCC Lamar Salter Campus
Kimberly James – Site Coordinator/Instructor
Natasha Twyman – Paraeducator
CLTCC Huey P. Long Campus
Brandon Jones – Instructor
Liz Fredrick – Paraeducator
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. Click here to view the HiSET® testing schedule for CLTCC for January 2019 through April 2019. To register for the test, go to https://hiset.ets.org. 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 $90. Go to the Louisiana HiSET®Requirements page at https://hiset.ets.org/