Dallas College WorkReadyU
Free trade certification courses in a variety of topics are available for Residents, so they can learn the necessary skills to earn a living wage.
Dallas College launched WorkReadyU in the summer of 2022. It offers a no-cost adult education program that teaches the skills needed for college or career success. Classes are available year-round at multiple campuses and partner locations during hours most convenient for participants. WorkReadyU staff supports them with registration, enrollment and guidance through the program. Eligible students can receive financial assistance with tuition and books. Several of our residents have already taken advantage of this wonderful opportunity. Some examples of the types of classes which are offered are: Welding, Hospitality (hotel management), Culinary, CNA, Phlebotomy, Commercial Real Estate and Computer User. All of the classes offered allow our residents to have the ability to make more than a living wage!
"Dallas College is grateful for the opportunity to partner with Dallas 24 Hour Club Residents to fulfill our mission to change lives through higher education. These students are passionate about service to others and are engaged and participative learners who will make great teammates and leaders as they move into the culinary and hospitality industry to grow their careers."
- Steve DeShazo, Senior Director, Workforce/Career Connected Learning at Dallas College