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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, including the enrollment form 
  • Academic and career goals 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 
  • 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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March 2019 Orientation Schedule

April 5, Friday8 a.m.ESL/HSE (GED)
Career Pathways
Cedar Valley College – Bldg. A, Room A206D
April 5, Friday9 a.m.HSE (GED) - English only
Career Pathways
Eastfield College – Bldg. W, Room 136
April 12, Friday9 a.m.HSE (GED) - Spanish onlyEastfield College – Bldg. W, Room 136
April 12, Friday9 a.m.ESL/HSE (GED)Mountain View College – Bldg. B, Room 149
April 12, Friday9:15 a.m.ESL/BOSS and PCT Career PathwaysBrookhaven College – Bldg. W, Room W108
April 12, Friday9:30 a.m.ESL/HSE (GED)
Career Pathways
Bill J. Priest Institute
April 18, Thursday9:30 a.m.HSE (GED)
Richland College, Main Campus – Rooms T218, T219, T220
April 24, Wednesday9 a.m.TSI/HSE (GED)
North Lake College – Room T119
April 25, Thursday5 p.m.HSE (GED) - English and SpanishEastfield College – Bldg. W, Room 136
April 26, Friday9 a.m.
HSE (GED) - English and SpanishEastfield College – Bldg. W, Room 136
April 26, Friday5:45 p.m.ESL/HSE (GED)Brookhaven College – Bldg. W, Room W108

NOTE: 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.