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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November 2019 Orientation Schedule

DateTimeTypeLocation
Nov. 1, Friday
8 a.m.ESL, GED, Career Pathways
Mountain View College – Bldg. B Rm 149
Nov. 1, Friday
9:15 a.m.ESL, GED, Career Pathways
Brookhaven College – Bldg. W Rm W108
Nov. 6, Wednesday
1 p.m.GED Spanish, English, ESL
Eastfield College – Bldg. W Rm 136
Nov. 7, Thursday
5:30 p.m.ESL and GED Only
Cedar Valley College – Bldg. A Rm A206D
Nov. 8, Friday
9 a.m.GED
Richland College – Main Campus, Sabine Hall SH 118
Nov. 9, Saturday
10 a.m.ESL, GED, Career Pathways Only
North Lake College – Bldg. A Rm A352
Nov. 13, Wednesday
6 p.m.Career Pathways
Richland College – Garland Campus, Gallery Room
Nov. 15, Friday
9 a.m.ESL, GED, Career Pathways
Bill J. Priest Institute
Nov. 16, Saturday
10 a.m.ESL and GED Only
Cedar Valley College – Bldg. A Rm A206D
Nov. 19, Tuesday
10 a.m.ESL, GED, Career Pathways Only
North Lake College – Bldg. A Rm A352
Nov. 22, Friday
9 a.m.Career Pathways
Richland College – Garland Campus, Gallery Room

NOTES: 

You must pre-register for Eastfield-specific orientations in room W136 on the main campus (3737 Motley Drive, Mesquite, TX 75150) as space is limited. Upon registration, you will receive more information about location and materials to bring.

Orientation sessions are offered at the Bill J. Priest Institute (1402 Corinth St., Dallas, TX 75215) for the WorkReadyU program at each of the colleges of DCCCD.