Adult education and literacy programs funded by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) provide English language, math, reading, and writing instruction to help students acquire the skills needed to succeed in the workforce, earn a high school equivalency, or enter college or career training.
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Our Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program serves adults who are at least 16 years old and/or are beyond the compulsory school attendance age, and meet any of the following criteria:
The U. S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education provides funds to states for adult education and literacy programs. TWC, in turn, awards funds to local, eligible providers through a competitive grant process. The program is authorized under the Workforce Investment Act, Title II: Adult Education and Family Literacy Act.
TWC supports professional development for volunteer and nonprofit providers through:
TEAMS (Texas Educating Adults Management System) is the data management system for federally funded adult education and literacy programs in Texas. TEAMS access is limited to people who work for an adult education and literacy grant recipient or sub-recipient.
The Adult Education and Literacy Advisory Committee advises the Texas Workforce Commission on matters related to the administration of the AEL programs in Texas.