PLA University is a tuition-free, adult workforce development program committed to assisting community members with achieving their career goals and economic stability.
Yes, our job training program is tuition-free for all participants.
Most of our training partners do require a HS Diploma or GED but we also have resources to assist you in obtaining these credentials if you don’t possess them. Once you speak with a PLA University Representative, they will go over all of your options with you.
Minimum age limit: 18 years old before the first day of classes. This is because there are different employment laws for adults and children. There is no maximum age limit.
Yes, many of our students have children or family members they support. Our team can provide resources and help you plan for your family support needs so that you can be successful at PLA University.
PLA University has four classes that start each year. We encourage you to apply early because spaces can fill up quickly. We begin a new cohort approximately every 3 months, so if you don't make it into the current class, we encourage you to apply for the next!
While we can’t guarantee anyone a job, we have a dedicated team that is committed to helping you get a job after successfully completing the program.
Step one is to apply. Once you've completed and submitted your application, you'll receive an email to set up a virtual interview with someone from the PLA University Team. It’s that easy!
Our training offerings and career tracks vary by location, and may change each cycle, depending on the needs of our corporate partners. After applying to PLA University, a staff member will go over the career tracks that are available.
Yes. While many employers/internship sites do require a background check, there are some alternative options. When you connect with a PLA University representative, they will talk to you in more detail about the requirements of each career track and which careers are the best match for your situation.
PLA University in Texas and Indiana is open to all community members 18 and over. However, PLA University Virtual is restricted to family members of Phalen Leadership Academies' scholars.