Get Started in the WorkReadyU Program

Attending a mandatory orientation is the first step toward a successful education and career journey with WorkReadyU. Here, you'll learn important information about program requirements and required testing for class placement.

Orientation consists of: 

  • Program overview, including available classes and locations 
  • Completion of required enrollment documentation
  • Completion of program assessment 
    • TABE Test (Test for Adult Basic Education): This measures basic academic skill levels in math, reading and language 
    • BEST Plus and Literacy Test: This measures language skill levels in both written and oral formats 
    • CASAS Assessment: This measures basic and academic skills for adults and curriculum tools to target instruction
  • Placement into appropriate class 

Participants must bring two forms of valid government-issued ID. Passports are accepted. Children are not permitted to attend orientation, testing or class. Child care is not provided. 

Students must attend the entire orientation session, which typically lasts from three to four hours. Filling out the online enrollment documentation can help you get started more quickly and cut down on the length of time spent in orientation.

 
 

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Upcoming Onsite Orientations

Bill J. Priest Institute

1402 Corinth St.
Dallas, TX 75215

(ESL, GED, Career Pathways Only)

  • February 7, 9:00 a.m.
  • March 5, 9:00 a.m.
  • April 16, 5:30 p.m.
  • May 15, 9:00 a.m.

Contact

Alexandrea Prieto
214-860-5902

 

Brookhaven College

3939 Valley View Lane
Farmers Branch, TX 75244
Building W, Room W108

(ESL, GED, Career Pathways Only)

  • February 7, 9:15 a.m.
  • February 21, 5:45 p.m.
  • March 6, 9:15 a.m.

Contact

Brianna Williams
972-860-4507

 

Cedar Valley College

3030 North Dallas Ave.
Lancaster, TX 75134
Building A, Room A206D

(ESL and GED Only)

  • February 6, 8:30 a.m.
  • February 15, 9:30 a.m.
  • February 27, 5:30 p.m.
  • March 5, 5:30 p.m.
  • March 14, 9:30 a.m.
  • March 24, 8:30 a.m.
  • April 7, 5:30 p.m.
  • April 18, 9:30 a.m.
  • April 21, 5:30 p.m.
  • May 9, 10:00 a.m.
  • May 12, 9:30 a.m.
  • May 21, 5:30 p.m.
  • June 4, 5:30 p.m.
  • June 13, 9:30 a.m.
  • June 18, 8:30 a.m.

Contact

Katy Medina
972-860-5225

 

Eastfield College

3737 Motley Dr.
Mesquite, TX 75150
Building W, Room 136

(ESL and GED Only)

  • February 12, 1:00 p.m.
  • March 11, 1:00 p.m.
  • April 15, 1:00 p.m.
  • May 13, 1:00 p.m.

Contact

Tiny Kirksey
972-860-7626

 

El Centro College

1402 Corinth St.
Dallas, TX 75215

(ESL and GED Only)

  • January 9, 9:45 a.m.

Contact

Janyelle Martin
214-860-5756

 

El Centro West Campus

3330 N. Hampton Road

Dallas, TX 75212

(ESL and GED Only)

  • March 12, 5:30 p.m.

Contact

Ronchelle Kelly
972-860-5707

 

Mountain View College

4849 W. Illinois Ave.
Dallas, TX 75211

Building B, Room B149

(ESL, GED, Career Pathway)

  • February 7, 8:00 a.m.
  • February 21, 8:00 a.m.
  • March 6, 8:00 a.m.
  • April 3, 8:00 a.m.
  • May 1, 8:00 a.m.
  • May 15, 8:00 a.m.
  • June 5, 8:00 a.m.

Contact

Alex Segura
972-860-5676

 

Northlake College

5001 N MacArthur Blvd.
Irving, TX 75038
Room locations vary

(ESL, GED, Career Pathways Only)

  • Custom Orientations

Contact

Schneil Dunn
972-860-3918

 

Richland College Main Campus

12800 Abrams Rd.
Dallas, TX 75243
Room T219

(ESL, GED, Career Pathways Only)

  • February 20, 9:00 a.m.
  • March 12, 9:00 a.m.
  • March 26, 9:00 a.m.
  • April 15, 9:00 a.m.

Contact

Adrienne Hopkins
214-890-3897

 

Richland College Garland Campus

675 W. Walnut St.
Garland, TX 75040

(ESL, GED, Career Pathways Only)

  • February 21, 9:00 a.m.
  • March 4, 6:00 p.m.
  • March 13, 9:00 a.m.
  • April 8, 6:00 p.m.
  • April 17, 9:00 a.m.
  • May 6, 6:00 p.m.
  • May 15, 9:00 a.m.

Contact

Anna Becerra
214-360-1232