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
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
Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections
Parishes | Statewide
Services | High school Equivalency Preparation, Foundational Skills, Job Readiness
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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