BRCC WORK READY U
If you are an adult at least 21 years old and have not graduated from high school, BRCC is ready to help you earn your high school equivalency (HSE) degree . By enrolling in the Work Ready U (WRU) program, you will work towards passing the HiSET test and earning your HSE. You can attend classes onsite at the following instructional sites (Acadian, New Roads, and Port Allen) or online through our eLearn Program. Look for new classes to be offered at the Central and Jackson instructional sites beginning in January 2020. The enrollment periods are ongoing. To get started or for more information, please call (225) 216.8130 or send an email to BRCC WRU. This program is free to participants.
In addition, WRU is expanding opportunities by offering Integrated Career Pathways, a unique way for you to earn your HSE while also earning college credit towards receiving your academic credential.
BRCC is currently offering pathways in the following areas:
- Skilled Crafts (NCCER) (welding/electrical)
- Allied Health
For more information or to get started, please call (225) 216-8130 or send an email to BRCC WRU.
JOBS FOR AMERICA'S GRADUATES
If you are between the ages of 16 and 21 and have not graduated from high school, the Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) program may be right for you. By enrolling in the JAG program, you will work towards passing the HiSET test and earning your high school equivalency (HSE). In addition, the JAG program prepares you to be workforce ready upong graduation. The enrollment periods are ongoing. The JAG program is offered at the Acadian Instructional Site (AIS) and New Roads Instructional Site (NRIS). You may send an email to Reginald Johnson, Alexandria Burks, or Destinique Dukes (NRIS) to learn more about this innovative learning opportunity. This program is free to participants.
5 FOR 6 SCHOLARSHIPS
Students involved in our Work Ready U (WRU) program may also be eligible for the "5 for Six" scholarship program. The scholarship pays for students to attend up to two college classes a semester while enrolled in the WRU program. Contact Susan Nealy or Dava Prince if you are interested in learning more about this scholarship opportunity.
OTHER ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN THE BATON ROUGE REGION
In addition to the BRCC Work Ready U program offered at our instructional site, there are other programs available within the Capital City region to assist adults in preparing to earn their high school equivalency (HSE). (Note: These programs operate as community partners with BRCC but are separate entities and not part of the LCTCS System).