Gateway Application

As one of its programs, Gateway fulfills the Skillpoint Alliance mission to build partnerships among industry, education and the community, leading to college and career success for Central Texans, while meeting employers’ needs for a qualified workforce. Gateway programs provide valuable training and job skills to those in need, quickly preparing them for entry-level employment. Gateway services are based in part on established program eligibility standards and student interview with program staff. Gateway reserves the right to refuse program enrollment to anyone.

Although the Gateway program is no cost, you do have to give us your time and effort. To ensure that we are servicing people that really need and want the classes, we have all of applicants go through an application process. The first step in this process is to come and take an assessment that will measure your language arts and math skills. We require that you complete this assessment because classes are intensive and rigorous.

After completing the assessment, you would then be eligible for an interview with one of the program coordinators. During the interview, you and the coordinator will figure out if you are a good fit for the program or not. Please know that spots are limited for all of these classes, so we are looking for hard working, committed individuals that are looking to put in the work for a program that will have a positive impact on their life.

Austin Office: 512-323-6773

Waco Office: 254-732-0620

The following is a list of Eligibility Requirements to attend the Gateway program:

  • At least 16 years or older;
  • Proof of Right to work in the United States;
  • Proof of Education (GED or higher), if unable to show proof there is an alternative assessment you can take at our offices;
  • Under 200% of the Federal Poverty Line;
  • Resident of either Travis County or the Greater Waco area (priority is given to these applicants, but we may accept applications from surrounding areas);
  • For our CNA  program, accepted applicants MUST show proof of a negative Tuberculosis test.