Job Training Certification: W.A.G.E

Workforce Alliance for Growth in the Economy

What is WAGE?
WAGE is free to the public, local businesses, city government, employment agencies, and industrial development organizations. Students work at their own pace. Enrollment is open year round.
WAGE: Helping to Train Arkansas’s Most Valuable Resource: It's Workforce!
WAGE partners adult education with local business and industry, city government, employment agencies, and industrial development organizations to enhance the basic skills of each community’s workforce. WAGE is an employer-driven workforce training program developed by the Arkansas Department of Career Education, Adult Education Department.
Fayetteville Adult Education is a certified WAGE center by the Arkansas Department of Career Education. State-issued Employability, Industrial, Clerical, Bank Teller, and Customer Service Certificates can be earned by WAGE clients.

WAGE facts
WAGE™ accepts students who assess at less than a 12.9 grade-level (12th grade, 9th month) equivalency on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and who have a goal of obtaining a job, retaining a job, improving their skill level to gain improved employment, or entering next-level workplace training. 

Participating employers allow adult educators to perform literacy tasks analysis on positions that rely on foundation skills for maximized employee performance. Adult educators use the literacy task analyses to customize competencies within the context of local employers.Participating employers agree to give added consideration to WAGE™ students; given all other candidate qualifications are equal.Some employers provide various incentives to encourage employees to complete WAGE™ including: a sign on bonus, increase in hourly rates, release time for classes, or as a pre-requisite to be enrolled in next-level workplace training.

WAGE Partners:

Arkansas Department of Workforce Services

Ayrshire Electronics

City of Fayetteville

Community Preschool

Fayetteville Public Schools

Goodwill Industries

Pinnacle Foods

Superior Industries International

TEC Staffing Services

The Bank of Fayetteville

Diana Strange - WAGE Coordinator
612 S. College Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 445-1323