WORKREADY HOUSTON ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS
All persons wishing to participate in the WorkReady Houston Program must pass physical, literacy, background and drug testing (detailed below) to be considered for entry into the program. Passing all requirements does not guarantee a place in the program as space is restricted.
TEST FOR ADULT BASIC EDUCATION (T.A.B.E.)
T.A.B.E. is an adult literacy exam, which tests reading comprehension, language, spelling, math computation, and math applications. A T.A.B.E. score of 8.9* or higher is recommended, however scores below this range will be considered based on relevant construction experience.
BACKGROUND & DRUG TESTING
Individuals must submit to and pass a drug test and background check to become eligible for training.
Individuals who successfully complete WorkReady Houston must pass a required drug test (detailed below) to be eligible for employment placement on the METRO Light Rail Expansion Project. This test is separate from the drug test required to enter training. Passing the background check and drug test does not guarantee employment placement.
Exclusions from Working at Houston Rapid Transit (HRT) Joint Venture:
*A T.A.B.E. score of 8.9 is equivalent to an 8th grade reading and math level of education.