Become A Student

students_in_classThe Ladder Alliance is a program that works with women’s shelters, agencies, and organizations to provide prospective students access to computer and office training, empowering them to seek gainful employment, becoming self-sufficient in providing for themselves and their children.

Computer Skills Program

Computer Skills classes cover the topics of: computer navigation basics, keyboarding, Microsoft Word and Excel, internet and e-mail functionality. Students can enroll for morning, afternoon, or evening classes. Child care and a light dinner are provided during the evening classes for students and their children. These additional services are provided at no cost to the students to eliminate barriers the women would have to being able to attend the training sessions. Computer Skills course costs are kept low to ensure affordability, the $10 course fee pays for course material.

Class Information

Morning and afternoon classes

  • Four times a week; Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Completed in eight weeks

Evening classes

  • Two times a week; Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday; 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Completed in 16 weeks

GED Preparation

In addition to Computer Skills classes, The Ladder Alliance offers GED preparation. Dinner and child care are provided. Participants must have completed the 8th grade and have a combined TABE test skill level of the 6th grade level or higher. Course costs are kept low to ensure affordability, the $20 course fee pays for course material.

Class Information

Evening classes

  • Two times a week; Monday and Wednesday; 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Completed in eight weeks

Admission Guidelines

food_service2aAll students of The Ladder Alliance qualify for training based on being classified as “at-risk” women. The qualifications to become eligible, participants must be currently on or on the verge of accessing public assistance.

Additionally, all prospective students must meet the following guidelines:

  • Demonstrate minimum English speaking and reading proficiency upon admission
  • Be eighteen years of age or older
  • Have high school diploma, GED, enrolled in a GED program or willing to begin work on GED
  • Have reliable transportation or convenient access to the bus line

Application

All prospective students to The Ladder Alliance Computer Skills program are required to fill out, sign and submit a student application. GED Preparation applicants must call 817-834-2100 to schedule an interview for eligibility.

Download Student Application (Microsoft Word)