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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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July 2019 Orientation Schedule

July 5, Friday
9 a.m.GED - Career Pathways
Eastfield College – Bldg. W, Room 136
July 9, Tuesday
8:30 a.m.ESL, GED, Career and Technical EducationCedar Valley College – Bldg. A, Room A206D
July 12, Friday9 a.m.Spanish Only
Eastfield College – Bldg. W, Room 136
July 12, Friday9 a.m.ESL/GED
Career Pathways
Mountain View College – Bldg. B, Room 149
July 12, Friday
9 a.m.ESL, GED, Career and Technical EducationRichland College: Garland Campus – Room: Gallery
July 18, Thursday
5 p.m.GED and SpanishEastfield College – Bldg. W, Room 136
July 19, Friday9:15 a.m.ESL, HSE/GEDBrookhaven College – Bldg. W, Room 108
July 20, Saturday
10 a.m.ESL, GED, Career and Technical Education
Cedar Valley College – Bld. A, Room A206D
July 26, Wednesday
5:30 p.m.ESL/GED, Career and Technical Education
Cedar Valley College – Bld. A, Room A206D

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.