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 for Employability, Customer Service I and II, Banking, Industrial, and Clerical. Through WAGE, you will 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 Shannon Oglesby at 501-620-7841 or via email.

Local WAGE Partners

Local WAGE Partners include these (and many more) Garland County employers:

  • Alliance Rubber
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Workforce Services
  • Dollar General Store #397
  • Edward Motor Company
  • Express Employment Professionals
  • Legacy Printers
  • Quality Plus Printers
  • Smith’s Consumer Products
  • Steamatic of Hot Springs
  • Stonebridge Collection Inc.
  • The City of Hot Springs