WorkReady U is all about jobs!
The WorkReady U vision is built on the notion of recasting the expectations of our most important natural resource - our people. The WorkReady U mission is to prepare our students with the skills necessary to compete for family sustainable employment. The 600,000 working age adults in Louisiana without a high school credential need an opportunity to obtain the skills necessary to achieve a better life. By placing the responsibility for adult education with the LCTCS, creating clear pathways into and through career and technical education programs that lead to life-sustaining jobs, Louisiana has radically changed its adult education delivery model and can now substantially increase the number of people who are part of the middle class.
The legislative action in July 2010 that moved federal and state adult education program governance to LCTCS was the first emphatic statement of this new vision. The approval by the Board of Supervisors of the LCTCS of Moving Adult Education Forward: A Pro Forma Business Plan (February 2011) was the next milestone in re-defining the vision for adult education, focusing on new performance goals including:
- secondary credentials
- National Work-Ready Certifications
- postsecondary enrollments
- postsecondary completers
- placement in sustainable employment at family-supporting wages
As a symbol of the new vision, the Louisiana adult education program has been re-named "WorkReady U."
The WorkReady U provider network consists of 37 programs that operate more than 200 adult education instructional sites throughout Louisiana by providing the following services:
- basic skills remediation
- secondary credential preparation
- wrap around student services
- transitional services
- postsecondary dual enrollment