WAGE Program Workforce Alliance for Growth in the Economy (WAGE™) is an employer-driven workforce training program. It is a partnership of local businesses, industry and community providers, along with the adult education program, to help entry-level employees increase their skills and abilities to meet the demands of today's jobs and the workforce needs of the community.
Students in the WAGE program may earn continuing education certificates: Employability, Customer Service I and II, Banking, Industrial, and Clerical. Through WAGE, participants master the basic skills necessary for reading, computation, problem solving, and communications. Instruction is customized to local business and industry needs.
Employers offer job applicants added consideration if they have earned a WAGE certificate when qualifications between applicants are otherwise equal. Employers also use the WAGE program for existing workers to gain skills required for high performance work standards and technical training.
For more information about the WAGE program, please contact Ralph Edds at 501-760-4335.
Local WAGE Partners include these (and many more) Garland County employers:
Department of Human Services
Department of Workforce Services
Dollar General Store #397
Edward Motor Company
Express Employment Professionals
Quality Plus Printers
Smith’s Consumer Products
Steamatic of Hot Springs
Stonebridge Collection Inc.
The City of Hot Springs