WAGE™ is not just a test. It is a State of Arkansas Certification that adults can earn in order to gain employment or advance current employment opportunities. Therefore, Workforce Alliance for Growth in the Economy (WAGE™) Certification is ultimately designed to address the need to improve the workplace basic skills of the unemployed and under-employed labor pool. The WAGE™ Program is an industry, education, and community collaborative for workforce development.
On average, it takes 100 hours to complete a WAGE™ Certificate. Students can expect to take multiple tests and attend classes to improve basic language, reading, and math skills. The program is free to students; however, students invest their time and learning to the program. The employers that require or prefer the WAGE™ Certificate during the hiring process understand that WAGE™ completers are able to start and finish an educational program and are trainable.
There are 6 types of WAGE™ Certificates:
Customer Service I
Customer Service II
Certificates can be earned simultaneously.