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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October 2019 Orientation Schedule

DateTimeTypeLocation
Oct. 2, Wednesday
1 p.m.GED Spanish, English, ESL
Eastfield College – Bldg. W Rm 136
Oct. 4,
Friday
9:15 a.m.ESL, HSE/GED) 
Brookhaven College – Bldg. W Rm W108
Oct. 8, Tuesday
9 a.m.GED
Richland College – Thunderduck Hall Rm T222
​Oct. 9, Wednesday
​6 p.m.
​Career Pathways
​Richland College Garland Campus Gallery Rm
Oct. 11, Friday
8 a.m.ESL, GED, Career Pathways
Mountain View College – Bldg. B Rm 149  
Oct. 12, Saturday
10 a.m.ESL, GED, Career Pathways Only
North Lake College – Bldg. A Rm A352
Oct. 12, Saturday
10 a.m.
ESL, GED, Career Pathways Only
Cedar Valley College – Bldg. A Rm A206D
Oct. 15, Tuesday
9:30 a.m.ESL and GED Only
Cedar Valley College – Bldg. A Rm A206D
Oct. 18, Thursday
5:45 p.m.ESL, HSE/GED
Brookhaven College – Bldg. W Rm W108
Oct. 22, Tuesday
10 a.m.ESL, GED, Career Pathways Only
North Lake College – Bldg. A Rm A352
Oct. 24, Thursday
5:30 p.m.ESL and GED Only
Cedar Valley College – Bldg. A Rm A206D
​Oct. 24, Thursday
​5:30 p.m.
​ESL, GED, Career Pathways
​El Centro West Campus - Community Room

NOTES: 

No orientations are scheduled for BJP or ECC for the month of October 2019

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.