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WorkReady U

WorkReady U (WRU), Louisiana’s comprehensive adult education network, is governed by the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS). Between our twelve public community and technical colleges, with 75 campuses, and our 22 adult education providers offering instruction at nearly 200 sites, we are present in every corner of the State of Louisiana. The system is governed by a single Board of Supervisors and functions under one set of policies, including WRU. This degree of coordination provides the LCTCS with an ability to scale on a state-wide level, affording a unique opportunity to address and ameliorate socioeconomic, gender, and racial disparities through access to adult education services, postsecondary education, and workforce preparation.

The vision of the system is to educate and train Louisiana citizens in state of the art facilities and to prepare them to enter the workforce or transition to college. That, coupled with WRU’s mission to educate the nearly 400,000 undereducated adults in the state, will help solve problems faced by employers, build strong communities, strengthen our state’s economy, and create a growing middle class.

We value the varied network of providers from community and faith-based organizations, correctional institutions, local education agencies, and colleges.  Each WRU provider is partnered with one of our colleges which is beneficial since our colleges offer students the opportunity to pursue associate degrees, certifications, and various industry-based credentials leading to high wage, high demand careers. Fortunately, our state has a robust regional and statewide occupational forecast that is used to develop pathways and programs of value.

WorkReady U Programs

Baton Rouge Community College

Parishes |  East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Point Coupee, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana

Services | Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, Integrated Education & Training, Workforce Preparation

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Bossier Parish Community College

Parishes | Caddo, Bossier, Webster, DeSoto

Services | High School Equivalency, Career Pathways, English Language Services, Citizenship Preparation, Computer Literacy, Workplace Literacy

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Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans

Parishes | Jefferson, Orleans

Services | English as a Second Language, Citizenship Preparation, Family Literacy

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Central Louisiana Technical Community College

Parishes | Allen, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon, Winn

Services | High School Equivalency Preparation, Digital Literacy, Job Readiness, Foundational Academic Skills, Integrated Education and Training, College Transition, Citizenship Preparation, English Language Acquisition

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Delgado Community College

Parishes |  Jefferson, Orleans

Services | Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, Integrated Education & Training, Workforce Preparation

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East Baton Rouge Parish Schools

Parishes | East Baton Rouge Parish

Services | High School Equivalency, Career Pathways, English Language Services, Citizenship Preparation, Computer Literacy, Workplace Literacy

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Empower 225

Parishes | East Baton Rouge

Services | High School Equivalency Preparation

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Hope House

Parishes | Orleans

Services | High School Equivalency Preparation, Digital Literacy, Job Readiness, Foundational Academic Skills

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Fletcher Technical Community College

Parishes |  Lafourche, Terrebonne

Services | High school Equivalency Preparation, Foundational Skills. Computer Literacy, Job Readiness, English as a Second Language, Citizenship Preparation

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Literacy Council of Southwest Louisiana

Parishes | Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis

Services | High School Equivalency, Career Pathways, English Language Services, Citizenship Preparation, Computer Literacy, Workplace Literacy

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Livingston Parish Public Schools

Parishes | Livingston

Services | High School Equivalency Preparation

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Louisiana Delta Community College

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Services | High School Equivalency Preparation, Digital Literacy, Job Readiness, Foundational Academic Skills

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Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections

Parishes |  Statewide

Services | High school Equivalency Preparation, Foundational Skills, Job Readiness

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Northshore Technical Community College

Parishes | St.Tammany, Tangipahoa, St. Helena, Washington

Services | High School Equivalency, Career Pathways, English Language Services, Computer Literacy, Workplace Literacy

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Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College

Parishes | Bienville, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Webster, Natchitoches, City of Shreveport, Bossier, Red River, Lincoln, Sabine

Services | College & Career Readiness, Community Education, Career Pathways, High School Equivalency Preparation

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Nunez Community College

Parishes | St. Bernard, Plaquemines

Services | High School Equivalency Preparation, Digital Literacy, Job Readiness, Foundational Academic Skills

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River Parishes Community College

Parishes |  Ascension, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, Iberville

Services | High School Equivalency Preparation, Foundational Skills, Job Readiness, Digital Literacy, English as a Second Language

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South Louisiana Community College

Parishes | Acadia, Lafayette, Iberia, St. Martin

Services | High School Equivalency, Career Pathways, English Language Services, Computer Literacy, Workplace Literacy

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Terrebonne Parish Schools

Parishes | Terrebonne

Services | College & Career Readiness, Community Education, Career Pathways, High School Equivalency Preparation, English as a Second Language Preparation

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VITA | Volunteer Instructors Teaching Adults

Parishes | Acadia, Lafayette, St.Martin, St.Mary, St.Landry, Iberia, Evangeline, Vermillion

Services | High School Equivalency Preparation, Digital Literacy, Job Readiness, Foundational Academic Skills

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Youth Empowerment Project

Parishes |  Orleans

Services | High School Equivalency Preparation, Foundational Skills, Job Readiness, Digital Literacy

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YES | YMCA Education Services

Parishes | Orleans

Services | Basic Literacy, Computer Literacy, High School Equivalency Preparation

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