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The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program supports opportunities for individuals who are at least 16 years old, lack a high school credential or function below the high school level, or are unable to speak, read or write English, and are seeking career training, high school equivalency preparation or college. TWC partners with local AEL providers, Workforce Solutions offices, and nonprofit agencies to promote an increased opportunity for adult learners to transition to postsecondary education, training or employment.
Adults needing help with English language, math, reading and writing skills can discover various pathways needed to earn a high school equivalency or enter a career training program integrated with AEL services targeted to the career. Education and training opportunities are available through AEL providers statewide.
You can find an AEL education provider near you by calling or searching the Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy & Learning website:
While the TWC AEL program has oversight over high school equivalency educational programs, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) manages high school equivalency testing in Texas. You can learn more about Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency on the TEA website at Certificate of High School Equivalency Information.
Find a Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency testing center :
Test Center Locator
You can find everything you need to select a Texas university, college, junior college or technical school that’s best for you at the College for All Texans website which includes information and tools to help you plan everything.
To start an application for the college of your choice and how to apply for financial aid, visit the College for all Texans website.
Find your closest Workforce Solutions Office for assistance with job training programs, including on-the-job and customized training, program eligibility and career development.
Information for instructional and leadership staff providing adult education and literacy can be found on the AEL Teachers and Providers webpage.