Job Training Certification: W.A.G.E
Workforce Alliance for Growth in the Economy
What is WAGE?
WAGE is free to the public, local businesses, city government, employment agencies, and industrial development organizations. Students work at their own pace. Enrollment is open year round.
WAGE: Helping to Train Arkansas’s Most Valuable Resource: It's Workforce!
WAGE partners adult education with local business and industry, city government, employment agencies, and industrial development organizations to enhance the basic skills of each community’s workforce. WAGE is an employer-driven workforce training program developed by the Arkansas Department of Career Education, Adult Education Department.
Fayetteville Adult Education is a certified WAGE center by the Arkansas Department of Career Education. State-issued Employability, Industrial, Clerical, Bank Teller, and Customer Service Certificates can be earned by WAGE clients.
WAGE™ accepts students who assess at less than a 12.9 grade-level (12th grade, 9th month) 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 allow adult educators to perform literacy tasks analysis on positions that rely on foundation skills for maximized employee performance. Adult educators use the literacy task analyses to customize competencies within the context of local employers.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.
Arkansas Department of Workforce Services
City of Fayetteville
Fayetteville Public Schools
Superior Industries International
TEC Staffing Services
The Bank of Fayetteville
Diana Strange - WAGE Coordinator
612 S. College Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72701