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Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) providers are organizations with instructors delivering English language, math, reading, writing and workforce training instruction to help adult students acquire the skills needed to succeed in the workforce, earn a high school equivalency, and enter and succeed in college or workforce training. TWC contracts with a wide variety of organizations to provide AEL instruction and promote an increased opportunity for adult learners to transition to postsecondary education, training or employment.
AEL Providers can be searched by city, county, organization type, workforce area or services provided in the Directory of Literacy Providers located on the Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy & Learning’s website.
Individuals interested in becoming AEL instructors should contact the provider in your area. As an integral part of the workforce development system, AEL providers help adults obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and economic self-sufficiency. TWC delivers professional development and innovation through The Training, Resources And Innovation Network for Texas (TRAIN TEX) strategy.
The Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy & Learning’s Professional Development Center is available to employees or volunteers of AEL service providers,members of the Texas Workforce Solutions and other organizations providing Adult Education and Literacy services.
Online professional development can be accessed through the PD Portal.
TWC supports professional development for volunteer and no-profit providers through Literacy Texas.
TWC supports collaboration and response for libraries through Libraries and Literacy.
Texas Educating Adults Management System (TEAMS) is the data management system for federally-funded Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) programs in Texas. TEAMS access is limited to people who work for an adult education and literacy grant recipient or sub-recipient.